Incredible numbers for the GOP in the Senate races
Nearly lost in the joy at retaking the House and the understandable disappointment of not doing better in the Senate, is the very obvious fact that the GOP totally kicked butt in the 37 Senate contests. I went through all 37 races and added up the cumulative percentages and was startled at the result. Understand that this is not actual vote totals but simply adding | Read More »
The Bizarre Saga of Florida Politics 2010
Florida is one of those states that Democrats erroneously believe is “purple.” It isn’t. While it may be true that certain sections are becoming rather reliable areas- the Miami area and the growing Orlando area- the concentration is, like most other states, in the urban areas. And the races this year have been very, very interesting. The Governor’s race to replace suntan poster boy and | Read More »
Crist’s Lead Over Rubio Grows?
From the Tampa Bay dot com. http://www.tampabay.com/news/crists-edge-over-rubio-appears-to-be-growing/1103719 A new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll suggests Charlie Crist may be widening his lead over Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek in the U.S. Senate race. Where other recent polls showed Crist barely edging out Rubio, the June 9-13 survey of 607 likely voters by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and Cherry Communications found | Read More »
How Crist Donors Can Get a Full Refund
Oftentimes, folks make their political contibutions on-line via credit cards or even through PayPal. If you’re one of those that contributed this way, get on the phone with your card company, or on-line with PayPal and immediately dispute the charge. If done within 60 days, you should qualify for a full refund. You contributed to a candidate that was running as a Republican. You did not | Read More »
Prediction: Crist will now become a media darling.
The lamestream media just love a Republican turncoat. They loved it when Colin Powell endorsed Obama. They loved it when all of McCain’s former campaign managers were dumping on Sarah Palin. They made a media star out of Richard Clark when he was critical of how George Bush handled pre-911 intelligence. Scott Ritter was some sort of weapon inspection god when he disagreed with the | Read More »
More evidence that Crist is going to bolt GOP
The evidence is mounting daily that Crist will not only bolt the GOP to run as an “independent” (read Democrat lacky), but do so in a manner calculated to cause as much damage to the GOP as possible: Exhibit 1: Crist has asked for a federal probe of state GOP finances. Crist said “It’s a mess. This thing stinks.” and he stated they should examine | Read More »
If Crist Dumps GOP, GOP Should Dump NRSC’s Chief Strategist Rob Jesmer
In what is shaping up to be the best election year for Republicans in decades, there is one person who has almost single-handedly made the path to victory more difficult and costly for the Grand Ole Party. That person is National Republican Senatorial Committee’s chief strategist Rob Jesmer . Remember, Erick warned us back in 2008 that Jesmer could be a huge problem for winning | Read More »
Crist’s exit strategy.
So the blogosphere is simmering with the rumor that Charlie Crist is going to run as an independent if and when he loses to Marco Rubio in the GOP primary. Unlike Joe Lieberman, the best Dem example of this kind of sore loserness, Crist is not running because of any overriding principle, but rather because of an unbridled lust for power, and the desire to | Read More »
The Rubio Rout; What Will Crist Do Next?
In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new Rasmussen poll out and the numbers are pretty striking. A near 20 point advantage for Rubio means he has this all but sewn up barring a major reversal or gaffe. Given that he delivered a nice performance at CPAC, he can expect grassroots and other cash to flow into his coffers so Crist cannot dump | Read More »
PATHETIC: NRSC Attempts to Take Credit Away from Grassroots for Brown Surge in MA
From the diaries . . . How sad. Apparently, without the help of NRSC’s crack campaign team, Scott Brown may never have had a chance at victory today. It wasn’t the tea parties, or the grassroots anger at Washington, or Scott Brown’s courage to stand against Obamacare in the bluest of states… No, it was the GOP establishment in Washington that “quietly” engineered this win. | Read More »
Crist’s stacked PSC kills new Florida Nuclear Plant expansion
Soon to be ‘former‘ Gov Charlie Crist’s stacked PSC halts rejects $10 Billion in FPL projects and acts like its a good thing. Chief among these crucial projects was the construction of two new units at the Turkey Point commercial Nuclear Power Plant, and calls it a “win” for the consumer. I suppose building two Nuclear Power Plants that represent a Supertanker a day | Read More »
My call to the NRSC…nothing but SPIN SPIN SPIN
Lady: How may I help you? Me: I was just on the NRSC website and was wondering why certain Republican candidates for Senate weren’t listed. Lady: What?? I’m confused, what are you talking about? We have everyone listed there. Me: Then why isn’t Marco Rubio listed as a GOP Candidate for florida on the website? Lady: Oh, well in Florida’s case the NRSC has already | Read More »
Why does the NRSC keep doing this?
I just got back from reading the Campaign Spot on National Review Online, and there is a link to a Miami Herald piece that leaves me scratching my head. First Charlie Crist, it’s stated, is off his game and could still possibly win the nomination without the Cuban-American vote. Along with all the other bad news that his campaign has had to endure (most of | Read More »