Skip to comments.(DNC Chair) Howard Dean endorses (Socialist) Bernie Sanders' run for U.S. Senate
Posted on 05/10/2005 7:57:33 AM PDT by ForOurFuture
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All Dean needs to ask himself is "what would MoveOn want?"
All of America will come to see this as who the Demodogs represent.
Somehow, I'm not very worried about this development.
It doesn't look too good. A new Research 2000 poll on the Vermont Senate race:
Sanders 62%, Tarrant 18%
Sanders 59%, Dubie 23%
Sanders 61%, Rainville 18%
Vermont is like Canada. They have no worries concerning terrorism, war or anything outside their borders.
What do they have to worry about?
Oh, I guess some terrorist blowing up a mad cow.
To be clear: Obviously of course I don't believe all Vermont Republicans and/or conservatives are RINO's and CINO's, respectively.
Out of those three, I'd put my money on Tarrant giving it the best run of anyone. He has very little name identification right now, but is a very wealthy software company CEO. If he put in some of his own money, he could overcome the name recognition problem. But I don't know if he could do anything to get over 40% of the vote, unless a credible Democrat ran as well.
The numbers aren't up on Research2000's website yet, but were posted on Taegan Goddard's PoliticalWire.com site earlier today. Goddard is pro-Democrat, but I've been advised by another conservative that R2000 does in fact directly release their data to Goddard, so at this point I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of those numbers.
There's a media report confirming the poll results now:
If the GOP can find a stalking horse for the extreme left-with more name recognition than the loon who ran on the Green Party ticket against Howard Dean-than we may have a shot at snatching this away from the Dems.
Of course, we have to watch out for any shenanigans that Dean & Co. might try to pull over on our side.
They managed to stage-engineer the nomination of a sacrificial lamb against Sen. Leahy two election cycles past.
See Mark Steyn's brilliant piece on this faux election, several years ago in TAS
Democrat, Socialist. Same thing.
And besides, Sanders caucuses with the Dems so he's a de facto Democrat.
I know, but the closest pursuer is 36 points behind at this point. By most rational standards, that would be a lot of ground to make up, even a year out. Sanders seems to be very popular in VT. He wins election after election. Has he ever lost a race there, or even been seriously challenged?
Unfortunately, that's the closest the Republicans have ever come to seating one of their own in that district.
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