Skip to comments.(Vanity) NE Senate Candidate Bob Kerrey's "Hunker in der Bunker" strategy (smell of desperation)
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by Kolath
Poor Bob. Only hanging out in Omaha and Lincoln, surrendering central/western Nebraska to Deb Fischer. Poor, poor Bob. Not doing the parades and the public events like he used to...focusing on negative ads. Poor, poor, poor Bob. The only ones supporting him are outside suuperpacs and Harry Reid.
Bobby now has "misgivings" on Obamacare and wants a do over. Bobby now wants to sound conservative. Too late Bobby.
Poor Bob, he can't help it. He thinks it's still 1992.
Feel the burn Bob.
(Excerpt) Read more at debfischer2012.com ...
Why can’t THAT be the case in the ‘12 POTUS race, too, when, instead, the two final MAJOR CHOICES for ‘12 POTUS are between two leftists, with one leftist slightly more leftist than the other leftist? :(
I live in Nebraska. Kerrey actually sounds pretty good, coming out against pretty much everything Obama believes in-he’s pretty articulate and a great speaker. In any other year, he might actually have people believe that BS. After Ben Nelson sold out the state and the country, I don’t think a Democrat senator or congressman will get elected in this state for another 50 years.
I’ve been following this campaign very closely (as in drifting in between each camp and talking to both sides) and the Kerrey of 1992 is not the Kerrey 2012. Bob Kerrey, when the chips are down and the whips crack, will be a loyal soldier to Reid. To get elected as a Democrat in Nebraska for a national position you have to play the “I’m really a conservative” shell game (much like Ben Nelson)
Over time, people have caught on to this act....it ain’t working.
“Sounding good” isn’t cutting it and yes, years ago, this crap would of worked, but a lot of things have changed since Obama’s election/agenda which has forced senators and congressman to make hard vote choices.
There’s also a marked difference in the two campaigns. Since last year, Fischer has really hit the grass roots with an excellent ground game. She has coordinators and infrastructure in every Nebraska county.
1. Kerrey has essentially conceded central and western Nebraska and has placed all of his chips in Omaha and Lincoln. The GOP base is more energized, more numerous, and more organized.
2. Kerrey has raised 75% percent of his funds outside of Nebraska, most of which have been from east coast super pacs. Fischer’s donations are about 73% in-state.
3. Fischer has been aggressively hitting the road and “rubber-chicken-circuit’ while Kerrey has been seen less-and-less in the public. Kerrey is relying on negative ads. Kerrey has been absent lately in a lot of parades and public events. He acts like his heart just isn’t in it.
4. Fischer has shown she can hold her own in a debate. At the Kearney debate, depending on which OBJECTIVE observer you talked to, Fischer either won it slightly or held Kerrey to a draw. The debates are one of the few areas Kerrey could make up the poll deficits. If Fischer keeps debating with discipline, while keeping an eye on the scoreboard/clock, Kerrey won’t get much of a boost from them.
5. Fischer is running a tight campaign. She isn’t making the dumb mistakes.
6. The attack ads against Fischer, to date, aren’t sticking. The carpetbagger charges on Kerrey, however, are having a slight residue effect on him.
7. Depending upon which poll you research, Fischer is up anywhere from 15 to 21 pts. If Kerrey were to somehow find a way to cut it in half, he’s still looking at a 7.5 to 10.5 deficit.....that’s a tall order at best....and the clock is ticking.
It will be nice to hear about the carpetbagger fleeing Nebraska after he has lost the election.
The answer is simple: Romney defeated the more conservative candidates in the primaries. Mostly because the conservative candidates failed to persuade fellow conservatives to vote for him/her instead of the other guy.