You know the folks who spend all their time laughing.
Chris Coons changed his previous position on the Bush-era tax cuts this morning telling me that he would support extending all of the tax cuts for everyone for “several years.”
“I am committed to extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans for everybody making up to $250,000, but I would extend them for everyone,” the Democratic candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat told me on “GMA.”
“I’d be willing to extend them for several years for all Americans, of whatever income if that also allows us to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes real progress in offering tax relief to small and medium businesses, to the home owners exception, to research and development,” he said.
That contradicts President Obama’s position and Coons’ own campaign website, which states “High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule.”
The key take-aways from this?
1. The MSM has been making fun of Christine O’Donnell’s debate performances for the last three days. Yet this morning, after Delaware voters saw those same debates that the MSM laughed at it is Chris Coons NOT Christine O’Donnell who feels compelled to change positions.
2. Does a candidate 12 days before an election flip-flop on a key position if he is actually up 10+ points in a race?
3. What does it say about President Obama’s popularity that less than a week after he visits Delaware his candidate Chris Coons feels the need to run away from the president’s position.
I think O’Donnell wins this race as part of the big red wave as long as she doesn’t make the mistake of forgetting the people who got her there.
Update: Instalanche: Thanks Glenn and further along the lines of political reality check this out from my latest piece for the examiner:
The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world. He won Massachusetts by 24 points yet 3000 people were bussed in from all over the state to attend. Boston is a city of over 600,000 the metro area is 4.5 million and it’s been voting democrat for 60 years yet the campaign didn’t have the confidence that they could draw on a Saturday three weeks before an election?
Coons flipped after an Obama visit, NRO reports Obama will be in Connecticut two days before election day. Will that leave Blumenthal enough time to run away from him?
Sorry about the lighting, the Dessert bar lighting was horrible for Video:
We talked for quite a while, If I’m correct about what’s coming, it will be interesting to get her reaction Nov 3rd.
I talked to Joe at the end of the press conference on October 18th
I’ve heard Joe’s complaint repeated over and over again when I am writing and even when I’m just at the diner having a bite. It’s the new people getting involved that makes all the difference
Never had a general instalanche before so rather than hitting the sack here is a summary of posts on my road trip with Stacy McCain. I should note the Massachusetts races were covered with McCain on his trip to Mass as we did daily road trips.
Voices of the people: Jason Fitzgerald and Hughey Woodring (If you watch only one of my videos make it this one.) UPDATE Bad link fixed
Williamsport PA 7:11 P.M Update: Talking to Jason Fitzgerald
NY-25 Ann Marie Buerkle
Voices of the voters: Joyce at the Buerkle event
Ann Marie Buerkle Press conference and the Maffei Halloween Whoppers
Voices of the voters: John at the Buerkle event
Voices of the Candidates: Ann Marie Buerkle republican for congress Ny-25
Voices of the people: Joe at the Ann Marie Buerkle press conference
ma-4 Sean Bielat
Voices of the Candidates: Sean Bielat after the commercial shoot
Some shots from the Making of the new Sean Bielat TV ad
You’ve found that Scott Brown Feeling
Voices of the Voter: David Anderson
Voices of the Candidates Sean Bielat ma-4 interviewed with Robert Stacy McCain
Voices of the Candidates: Closing statements ma-3 Debate
Questions from the ma-3 Debate
Voices of the Candidates: Marty Lamb (r) ma-3 post debate
DaTechGuy’s Field Guide to Bloggers: Right Wing Granny
Voices of the Voters: Brian Hood
Voices of the voters: Tina Hood
Tonight’s Debate between Marty Lamb (R), Jim McGovern (D), Pat Barron (I)
There is absolutely no reason why we can’t win all of these seats if you give time and effort, we can’t do everything but all of us can do something!
And it goes without saying you should hit Stacy McCain’s site, just keep scrolling.
Update: And don’t miss Stacy’s latest on the Bielat/Frank race
I talked to Edward at the Keith Fimian HQ today
He was the first of many in and out all day. Things are looking good in va-11!
Lucky for you POWIP is on the job in the NY Senate race
Here is a clip after the main press conference on the 18th where Ann Marie Buerkle answers press questions
If you ask me this race is more than wide open.
I’m going to try to get to the Keith Fimian HQ in Fairfax VA first, then hit a press conference in DC at heritage and from there lunch with a pal and back toward Massachusetts.
I’ll let you know how this goes.
BTW Stacy’s wife is as delightful as he suggests and his kids are as self-reliant as he is while still being kids. Watching the 5 of them get ready for school brought me to the days of my youth.
Neal Heeren stopped by the Karyn Polito event once the Bill Gunn town hall was done on Wednesday:
Again I’m sorry about the poor lighting that was available.