The basket of (rotten) eggs

April 15, 2015 · Posted in Campaign 2016 - President, National politics, Politics 

It looks to me like the Democratic National Committee has lost all pretense of objectivity and fairness in their most recent advertising campaign, for their latest e-mail (and yes I’m on the list because most of their e-mails are comedy gold) puts them squarely in the tank for one candidate:

I don’t recall seeing this when Jim Webb formed his exploratory committee and I’m suspecting a similar message won’t be splashed all over my inbox when Martin O’Malley makes it official. The powers that be in the Democrat party are, for better or worse, hitching their wagons to the colossal failure that is Hillary Clinton.

On the other hand, the Republicans now have the advantage of focusing on one target, don’t they? Interestingly enough, the e-mail graphically depicts five of the presumptive frontrunners for the GOP nomination (Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio) as “guys…ready to do whatever they can to make sure a Democrat isn’t the 45th President of the United States.” Well, damn, I would hope so. I know a Democrat as the 45th president (or 46th, 47th, or so forth) isn’t my personal preference!

Yet the fact that she’s almost the candidate by default may be her undoing in the end. Say what you will about Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign, but I think the fact his nomination wasn’t handed to him made him a better candidate. It was the reverse of 2000 and 2004, when Al Gore and John Kerry had relatively brief and easy campaigns. And while conventional wisdom and the party establishment would likely prefer a bloodless nomination campaign, the potential is there for a summer of campaigning as a couple GOP candidates jockey for the brass ring. The idea that they can focus on Hillary while she doesn’t have the advantage of knowing just who her opponent might be could start swinging some votes.

It’s a classic case of putting all their eggs in one basket. Just wait until it falls.

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One Response to “The basket of (rotten) eggs”

  1. On Hiatus on April 19th, 2015 11:11 am

    Think back, when has a Republican VP NOT been the presumptive front runner? These prog fascists are pushing Uncle Joe Biden to the back of the bus. Imagine the media firestorm if the parties were reversed? A weak republican VP word be elevated to victim status, and of course the republican eunuchs, Priebus, Boehner, Turtle, would shuffle their feet again and look at the ground.

    It still just kills me, the dems knife creepy uncle Joe in the back, we don’t hear a peep out of anybody.

    Republican eunuchs , party of losers meant to lose, unable and too afraid to fight against the evil commie media.

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