Skip to comments.For Michelle Nunn, What Kind of Week it Has Been
Posted on 08/02/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Dominating the Senate race headlines this week was a leaked campaign memo from Democratic nominee in Georgia, whom their party establishment has touted as the vehicle to revival in the state for well over a year.
What a memo it was, too, laced with language thats going to dog her campaign from now through November.
Some real whoppers could be found, including but not limited to planning to raise more money out of state than in, admitting that a Peach State Pledge to reject outside groups pouring money into the race was a fundraising gimmick, and listing her message on Israel as To Be Determined.
The caveat of said position, or lack thereof, ensuring a fundraising goal from the Jewish community gets met over the course of the campaign.
It gets worse. A list prioritizing policy lists rural issues dead last nevermind the fact that agriculture is Georgias number one industry.
Furthermore, Nunns campaign team worries that shell be perceived as too liberal and unable to connect with rural Georgians, given the reality that she grew up far away from the Middle Georgia stomping grounds of her familys roots.
Whats drawn the most headlines is the concern expressed regarding Nunns time at the helm of Points of Light. The group validated as a charity organization, in turn equaling a $33,000 grant, a group that has ties to Hamas and has been banned from being active in Israel.
Already the first ad hitting many of the above points is on the airwaves, and a poll conducted early in the week shows her trailing Perdue by 9 percentage points.
Chuck Todd stated earlier in the week that its everybodys worse stereotype of what politicians look like.
Separately, a key component of a National Journal story noted the memo and mused on the fact that red state Democrats just dont appear genuine when they say theyre different than those within the national party.
In other words, big trouble for Michelle Nunn.
Perhaps more than any other, the damage done to Nunns campaign this week speaks to the broader conundrum confronting red state Democrats nationwide.
In order to win, she and others must convince a lions share of folks who did not vote for Obama, disapprove of his policies, and arent fans of Harry Reid that they wont choose them over their constituents when the pressure is applied.
Flying in the face of that effort is a Nunn memo literally listing issue positions as to be determined by what can meet a fundraising target within that community. Thats side by side with notes on the importance of connecting with rural Georgians while listing rural issues dead last, not to mention noting the need to build a coalition of hunters yet depending on maximum donations from Michael Bloomberg to fill the warchest.
As for the targeted constituency a sportsmens coalition would be aimed at the media.
Youd have to imagine something so similarly brazen exists within the campaign war rooms of Alison Lundergan Grimes, John Walsh, Natalie Tennant, and others.
This reminds me of John Kerry goin’ huntin’ during his Pres. bid.
Or Shrillary’s on again/off again southern twang.
Democrats show their conniving ways when they think no one will see. I really hope America wakes up and throws the bums OUT this November.
They really aren’t different, they say whatever they have to say in public to get elected while scheming behind the scenes in private. The most important vote she has will be voting for Harry Reid to run the Obama block in the Senate. Once she turns the power over to him, he decides everything you vote for or don’t vote for so you can say you’ll stand for something conservative but you’ll never advocate for it let alone have to vote for it. If they need your vote you’ll be just like Ben Nelson or Mary Landreau. Another nepotism Senator!
Doesn't mean I like her.
I strenuously object to ALL these would-be political dynasties. Just because your dad was a big time politico doesn’t mean you should or must be one.Of course seeing how easy it is to lie and cheat and graft one’s way to wealth and power does appeal to the children of the privileged.
Sometimes I seriously think there ought be a law prohibiting multiple political officeholders in any family.
Mole or disillusioned Dem???
Where can I get me a day-umm huntin' license, Cletus?
Exactly how the scam works.
I have read her bio and she’s never had a real job. She’s had a few fluff positions because he father was a senator but never a real job she got on her own. She basically tried to be a community organizer.
Hmmm that’s a resume similar to Caliph Baraq.
Sounds like she’s aiming too low.
Maybe run for POTUS in 2016?
Remember Sam Nunn, he wanted your gun,
For gun control was he;
Now his little girl wants to run,
Does the apple fall far from the tree?
Do her loyalties lie with that Obama guy,
Does she think he’s a real, cool, cat;
Hear every word, hear every lie,
Cause they both vote democrat.
As America dies, based on the lies,
All the liberal talk and rants,
Remember this November to vote them all out,
It may be our very, last chance!
Michelle Nunn was never going to be a serious contender for Chambliss’ senate seat. It was just a bunch of hype pushed by the pinko commie rage the AJC. GA is still a very red state and that’s not changing anytime soon.
(oops, wrong thread)
Her November smackdown at the polls will be epic and the AJC will spend months attempting to spin it away...
Michelle Nunn was never going to be a serious contender for Chambliss senate seat. It was just a bunch of hype pushed by the pinko commie rage the AJC. GA is still a very red state and thats not changing anytime soon.
Glad to hear that. I know the media was trying to make her more competitive.
Her only qualification for any job she’s ever had is being a senator’s daughter.
The main purpose of being a leftists leader is to elevate yourself over others while fooling them into thinking you are helping them.
Is Sam able to go out on the stump too? That’s who Georgians really want. Just like the American people have to take HRC to get back their “bill”.
If Michelle loses, the media can blame it on the unpopularity in GA of “IN”’s “Little Richard” Lugar.
I had forgotten that Sam is a gun-grabber; but I don’t think Georgia people know that either.
The American people like these dynasties though; it makes it easier for them to remember politicians’ names.
Nice to see we have not advanced much (politically) since the days of the Roman Republic. Our patrician class is alive and well.
Or Barry's on again/off again "Negro dialect" (according to Harry Reid).