Demoralized as Hell: Another Palin/Tea Party candidate surging

by Datechguy | May 15th, 2012

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Demoralized as Hell: Another Palin/Tea Party candidate surging

While Morn­ing Joe was busy talk­ing to Olympia Snowe explain­ing her retire­ment (some­how the threat of a two-​way vs a three-​way pri­mary didn’t come up in con­ver­sa­tion) There is big news out of another GOP pri­mary:

a series of last-​minute sur­veys shows Fis­cher surg­ing despite her shoe­string cam­paign and mil­lions of dol­lars in ads that Brun­ing, Sten­berg and their allies have aired. A sur­vey released Mon­day by inde­pen­dent firm We Ask Amer­ica showed Fis­cher pulling into first place, tak­ing 39 per­cent to Bruning’s 34 and Stenberg’s 18.

How can that be? Brun­ing was sup­ported by Jim DeMint of SC and the GOP Estab­lish­ment. What could have pos­si­ble hap­pened in the last week to make such a change?

Sarah Palin and her hus­band, Todd, have endorsed Deb Fis­cher, pro­vid­ing the state Senator’s strug­gling bid empha­sis mine to suc­ceed retir­ing Sen. Ben Nel­son (D) an adren­a­line shot six days before the GOP primary.

Fis­cher sought the for­mer Alaska governor’s sup­port early in her cam­paign in “a note,” accord­ing to the Fis­cher cam­paign press release. Often in the 2010 cycle, can­di­dates were sur­prised to receive a Palin endorse­ment. The Palin endorse­ment proved to be an effec­tive tool for obscure can­di­dates to gain foot­ing in com­pet­i­tive primaries.

May 9th Deb Fis­cher had a “strug­gling bid”, Palin endorses and six days later she is surg­ing and ahead on elec­tion day.

Now the vot­ing is tak­ing place today and any­thing can hap­pen, but sooner or later the GOP is going to fig­ure out that these Tea Party wins in GOP pri­maries are not aberrations.

Oh and you guys on the left who are think­ing how happy they will be fac­ing off against a Palin endorsed can­di­date. Remem­ber we’ve seen this movie before:

Kelly Ayotte’s seen her appeal to mod­er­ate vot­ers crum­ble in the wake of her endorse­ment by Sarah Palin

And that PPP arti­cle from 2010 had a lot of friends:

And what hap­pened to Ayotte? She is now on the list of pos­si­ble VP choices for Mitt Romney.

I get the funny feel­ing before she is through the left will wish they just let Sarah Palin go back to Alaska and gov­ern. I’ll wager there are more than a few in the GOP estab­lish­ment who wish the same thing.

Update: It looks like the GOP isn’t the only side try­ing to clean up their act:

Remem­ber the words of Grover Cleve­land: A Demo­c­ra­tic Thief is just as bad as a repub­li­can one.

Update 2: I totally mis­read the para­graph above, DeMint sup­ports Stein­berg in this race.

Update 3: As of 11:06 PM with 65% of the voter in Fis­cher is up by 5,000 votes and 3 pts. If the tea party vote wasn’t divided it would be a slaughter.

While Morning Joe was busy talking to Olympia Snowe explaining her retirement (somehow the threat of a two-way vs a three-way primary didn’t come up in conversation) There is big news out of another GOP primary:

a series of last-minute surveys shows Fischer surging despite her shoestring campaign and millions of dollars in ads that Bruning, Stenberg and their allies have aired. A survey released Monday by independent firm We Ask America showed Fischer pulling into first place, taking 39 percent to Bruning’s 34 and Stenberg’s 18.

How can that be? Bruning was supported by Jim DeMint of SC and the GOP Establishment. What could have possible happened in the last week to make such a change?

Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have endorsed Deb Fischer, providing the state Senator’s struggling bid emphasis mine to succeed retiring Sen. Ben Nelson (D) an adrenaline shot six days before the GOP primary.

Fischer sought the former Alaska governor’s support early in her campaign in “a note,” according to the Fischer campaign press release. Often in the 2010 cycle, candidates were surprised to receive a Palin endorsement. The Palin endorsement proved to be an effective tool for obscure candidates to gain footing in competitive primaries.

May 9th Deb Fischer had a “struggling bid”, Palin endorses and six days later she is surging and ahead on election day.

Now the voting is taking place today and anything can happen, but sooner or later the GOP is going to figure out that these Tea Party wins in GOP primaries are not aberrations.

Oh and you guys on the left who are thinking how happy they will be facing off against a Palin endorsed candidate. Remember we’ve seen this movie before:

Kelly Ayotte’s seen her appeal to moderate voters crumble in the wake of her endorsement by Sarah Palin

And that PPP article from 2010 had a lot of friends:

And what happened to Ayotte? She is now on the list of possible VP choices for Mitt Romney.

I get the funny feeling before she is through the left will wish they just let Sarah Palin go back to Alaska and govern. I’ll wager there are more than a few in the GOP establishment who wish the same thing.

Update: It looks like the GOP isn’t the only side trying to clean up their act:

Remember the words of Grover Cleveland: A Democratic Thief is just as bad as a republican one.

Update 2: I totally misread the paragraph above, DeMint supports Steinberg in this race.

Update 3: As of 11:06 PM with 65% of the voter in Fischer is up by 5,000 votes and 3 pts. If the tea party vote wasn’t divided it would be a slaughter.

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