Blanche Lincoln barely survived a challenge by Governor Bill Halter, 52% to 48%, in her bid to win the Arkansas primary. She’s not out of the woods yet by a long shot. She still has to face Republican US Representative John Boozman in November. Actually, with Boozman polling 25 points ahead of Lincoln she has plenty to worry about. Rasmussen has him at +38 points.
For good or ill, Meg Whitman is going to be the Republican candidate for Governor. This is going to be one of those moments which is going to challenge my sense of party loyalty. I don’t trust Meg Whitman. Ever since I saw a video a couple of times in which she was interviewed about her meeting Van Jones, late of the Obama administration and self-identified communist activist, while on an environmental cruise up north. She literally gushed all over herself about him. What amounted to a political endorsement was given with no investigation into Van Jones background whatsoever. She is, however, California’s best bet and I do think she can defeat “Moonbeam” Brown.
To complete the ladies tour de force through California politics, Carly Fiorina showed surprising strength toward the end of the race and she will face Babs ‘Rocks in the Box’ Boxer. There are some predicting that Babs will carve Carly a new turkey, but I’m not so sure.
She can beat Babs, but she needs to stick to principles and issues and not let the DeMarxists control the message. She has to stand up and be prepared to go toe to toe and slug it out.
Another Tea Party favorite, Sharron Angle, will face Nevada Senator Harry Reid in November. Angle shows a slight lead but had better be prepared for the worst ‘Dingy Harry’ can throw at her.
In South Carolina, Nikki Haley handily defeated the opposition to win the Republican nomination for Governor. This lady is a class act.
In Iowa, the Republican party has nominated former governor Terry Branstad to run against Democrat Governor Chet Culver.
Come join us on the Conservative march to victory, November 2010.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010