Meet Chris Coons (D CAND, DE-SEN). Harry Reid’s… pet.
Understandable that this would be said of Chris Coons: after all, look at that happy grin! That marvelous posture! That glossy coat… pelt… erm, skin! Admittedly, this isn’t the best example of the breed in the smarts department – Coons admitted to being a Marxist in his more hirsute days, and we all know that Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people – but smarts aren’t | Read More »
Ovide Lamontagne (NH) shows folks how it’s done.
He has conceded the primary, will not seek a recount, and has endorsed Kelly Ayotte (video here). Ayotte has accepted the concession with equal grace and politeness, calling Lamontagne a gentleman and a principled conservative (H/T: Hot Air). From now on, it’s all about defeating Paul Hodes in the general election. Would that more politicians acted this properly when they lose a primary. Michael Castle | Read More »
The DNC’s new pizza site logo.
It might have happened yesterday that you might have noticed what was promised to be a ‘major’ announcement by the Democratic party for today. I say ‘might:’ Tim Kaine showed his usual impeccable timing by trying to start a buzz on the eve of what turned out to be two of the most interesting Republican Senate primary contests this cycle*, so you probably missed it. | Read More »
Well, NH-SEN turned out to be pretty exciting.
With 85% of the vote in Kelly Ayotte is about 900 votes ahead of Ovide Lamontagne, after an evening where she was behind in the vote. Which is easily close enough for a recount, no matter who wins – and, honestly, this is one time where it really is still up in the air. My personal inclination would be to counsel whoever ends up in | Read More »
The short version is… it’s doable. Barely.
First OH-GOV Kasich/Strickland debate tonight.
For those so interested; it’ll be on tonight at 8 PM EST. The live video feed should be available via this link; if not, check here. I spoke with the John Kasich campaign today: they fully expect Strickland to keep playing the anti-NAFTA card while steadfastly ignoring the fact that Strickland is heavily dependent on Bill Clinton (the Big NAFTA Dog himself) to somehow save | Read More »
The “Thank God They’re Over Primaries” Open Thread.
Results here: NH closed at 7; DE, MA, & MD will close at 8; and NY, RI, & WS at 9 PM. After this it’s just HI and the LA runoffs. Thank God.
Ohio and the limits to Demagoguery.
The unusual thing about this article (“Losing the Class War”) is not its message. Its message is in fact pretty straightforward: to wit, that the Democratic nominees for Senator and Governor in Ohio are both trying, and failing, to rouse public anger against the Republican nominees through some good, old-fashioned pseudo-populist demagoguery. They’re trying this because both Gov. Strickland (who is losing his re-election bid | Read More »
Translating the ‘America is ungovernable’ meme.
I thought that I would offer a translation service for those trying to work out a certain mood that seems to have arisen in our pundit class. Ben Smith noticed the underlying phenomena, too – but I don’t think that he’s quite prepared to be quite as blunt as I am, or as happy to be blunt about it as I am prepared to be. | Read More »
Moonbeam Brown (D CAND, CA-GOV) opens mouth, attacks… CLINTON?
Wait, what? A quote from the video: “Meg Whitman. She stops at nothing. She’s even got Clinton lying about me. That’s right.” Note the tense, there… and, yes, that’s what Brown really said. And a little while later he went on to mock Bill Clinton by saying “I did not have taxes with that state.” I assume that Brown wants to win the California gubernatorial | Read More »
QotD, ‘Hey Rube!’ Edition.
Glenn Reynolds, on watching yet another babbling leftist idiot* snap out of it and realize that he was fed antiwar porn by the current administration: This keeps happening. Ah, but remember when you now-disappointed Obama supporters were lecturing us about the fierce moral urgency of change? With such overweening self-righteousness? Even as you resolutely failed to look at what was going on, or to inquire | Read More »
Sic Transit Gloria Green Jobs.
So… Thanks to the Democrats, we spent 800 billion on a stimulus package that didn’t work. Thanks to the Democrats, we allocated 92 billion of that money (meant to be spent on, well, things that would stimulate the economy) on renewable energy policies. Thanks to the Democrats, we’ve managed to spend only about 20 billion of that money in a year and a half (remember; | Read More »
The “Internal DNC HQ camera footage found!” Saturday Open Thread.
The latest Cook Political Report House rankings didn’t go over well, over there. To put it mildly. Open thread. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Koran burning called off.
Unexpectedly! Terry Jones, the controversial pastor, said on Saturday that neither he nor his church would follow through on plans to burn copies of the Koran. In an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, Mr. Jones said repeatedly and emphatically that the event, originally scheduled to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was canceled and would not take place at any time. | Read More »
VT-GOV Democratic recount finally resolved…
…after two weeks. It’s hard to tell whether the general lack of energy involved was from civility or ennui: Republican Lt. Governor Brian Dubie was polling at over 50% for most of the candidates, and polls at 55%/36% against eventual nominee Peter Shumlin. Don’t expect a lot more polling of this race, by the way: as near as I can tell, its Toss-Up status among | Read More »