If you’re wondering just how seriously you need to take this article about the Great Gubernatorial War of 2010: Nick Ayers, the executive director of the Republican Governors Association, offers this preview of what’s at stake in the 37 gubernatorial races in November. Between now and Election Day, the association and its Democratic counterpart will be engaged in “a $100 million-plus chess match for control | Read More »
Domestic terrorism in Houston update.
What? Oh, right: somebody sent a pipe bomb to the wife of an oil executive (via Confederate Yankee, via Instapundit) – she ended up in the hospital with facial injuries from the blast. Turns out that it was apparently deliberately targeted at the woman… Neighbors who saw the package but didn’t want to appear on camera describe it as a box of chocolates that left | Read More »
Microcosm of the conservative/liberal 2010 strategy.
Perhaps ‘microcosm’ isn’t the best word; ‘personification’ might work better. The background: the Hill asked two bloggers – one from the Right, and one from the Left – to answer the question “Like Sen. Graham said, will the Tea Party movement die out?” The blogger on the Right was Ace of Ace of Spades, and contrary to his own self-deprecating later observation he answered the | Read More »
Keith Olbermann is a historically illiterate buffoon.
“So what else is new?”, you ask? Well, apparently this time he was busy demonstrating that he was more pig-ignorant of American history than, say, Sharron Angle (Via AoSHQ). “Just for the record do you how many elections Abraham Lincoln lost in his lifetime?” [Keith "Moo" Olbermann] asked, leering into the camera. With drama benefitting Gloria Swanson as the fading star in Sunset Boulevard, Olbermann | Read More »
June Democracy Corps poll results: DOOM.
This is the sexiest title of a political poll survey that you’re going to read all year: “Democracy Corps June Survey: Grim Stability Will Require Race-by-Race Fight” …and the bad news continues for page after page. Six point gap on generic Congressional ballot, dissatisfaction with the way the country’s going now at 2006 levels and rising, Democrats now on the wrong side (or right side, | Read More »
Fisher without Bait: tales of the 2Q in Ohio.
The 2nd quarter results are in for Rob Portman (R) and Lee Fisher (d), and it’s not… actually, it’s quite pretty. Portman brought in almost three times as much cash (2.65 million vs. 1 million) and has an almost nine-to-one advantage in cash-on-hand right now (8.8 million to 1 million). I originally got the latter’s details via email: for some reason, Fisher isn’t bragging about | Read More »
PROSECUTORS: Jesse Jackson Jr. knew of Senate seat offer.
Hoo, boy. A supporter of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. told the Democratic congressman in 2008 that he would raise $1 million in return for then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich naming Jackson to the U.S. Senate, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. The allegation, made on a busy day at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, was the first time authorities publicly suggested Jackson was aware of efforts by | Read More »
Third-party Hail Marys and the Democratic party.
Very entertaining news from Stu Rothenberg: An unusual number of Democratic candidates running this cycle are basing their victory scenarios on the existence of Independent or third-party candidates in their races. Are their hopes reasonable or are they merely grasping at straws? They’re merely grasping at straws. To skip ahead a bit: …more often than not, Independents and third-party candidates see their support evaporate as | Read More »
Special election in WV?
The report is that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) will be pushing for having a 2010 special election for the late Senator Robert Byrd’s seat. In this he’s joined by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R), who shares with Manchin a desire for the job. Which is fine: neither politician is making a secret of it and they’d be the most likely candidates for 2012 | Read More »
Eric Holder protects would-be race genocidist.
My colleague haystack already went off on this King Samir Shabazz, but there’s no way that I let this pass without comment: Let me put this in some perspective for you, Attorney General Eric Holder. I happen to be the father of one of these white babies that this would-be race warrior advocates killing. Where I come from – which is to say, planet Earth | Read More »
Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) and the Golden Rule.
(Via Camp of the Saints) He’s kind of alarmed that people might do unto him as Kanjorski did unto others*. [Lou] Barletta said Kanjorski won’t hold town hall meetings because he is afraid of “nuts to hit me with a camera and ask stupid questions.” “Kanjorski is the one who paid a man with a camera $10,000 to follow me and my family around for | Read More »
Meet Kristi Noem (R CAND, SD-AL).
Kristi is challenging Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin for South Dakota’s at-large House seat, and we were able to finally speak with her briefly: Kristi’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Gallup whispers DOOM in 2010.
With less than four months to go before the fall elections, the greatest growth industry in the country right now is the tea importation business: everybody who has any interest in the November results is trying his or her hand at precognition. Gallup is no exception: This year’s low approval ratings for Congress are a potentially ominous sign for President Obama and the Democratic majority | Read More »
NY Dem Donors Discover Elementary Self-Respect.
(H/T: Instapundit) A fascinating bit of trivia for people out there: if you’re a Democrat, and you go keep telling a group of folks- in this case, Wall Street and other wealthy New York Democratic donors – that they’re unmitigated scum who need to be drained of every drop of their dirty money if they want to avoid being lynched by an angry Mob led | Read More »
Pollster hammers in some nails to the R2000 coffin.
Much as I’d like the dKos/R2000 dustup to be the metaphorical equivalent of this, Mark Blumenthal’s comments here suggest that Research 2000 is, well, toast. By far the most troubling part of [Research 2000 president Del] Ali’s response comes in these two sentences (left in their original form including typographical errors): Regardless though. to you so-called polling experts, each sub grouping, gender, race, party ID, | Read More »