Friday, May 31, 2013

I'll See Your Brendan Johnson And Raise You One Tom Daschle?

That seems to be the crux of the Bob Mercer post:
 When you think about it, Tom Daschle is the best potential candidate South Dakota Democrats have for this battle, especially with control of the U.S. Senate increasingly looking to be at stake, and with U.S. Attorney Brendan Casey and former U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin each declining in the past month to make the race. And maybe, just maybe, that’s why the U.S. Senate[s current leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, preferred that Herseth Sandlin run and Daschle objected. Just all speculation of course for the first weekend in June, one year before the 2014 primaries.
I'll play prognosticator right now. If South Dakota Democrats are really pulling this stunt and Weiland is in the race as just a place holder, Daschle loses 54-46. South Dakota is more Republican than it was in 2004, and I'm certain the average voter will think the strategy too clever by half.

Update: I suppose it's possible Mercer is attempting satire. The problem with conspiracy theories is that someone believes them, or, it this case, thinks "Yeah, that's a good idea, let's do it."


caheidelberger said...

Bunk, bunk, bunk! Mercer puts 2 and 2 together and gets 100. He must be writing satire.

Kal Lis said...

I think I put on the update before you commented. I'm hoping it's satire. Mercer seems to have a dry sense of humor that doesn't always play well in print.

Like I said on your blog, the Dems' die is cast. The big names have said no. If they change their minds, they look like crass opportunists. If Weiland suddenly drops out, everyone but the most partisan Dem is going to look at that situation as politics at its worst, a belief more likely to produce resentment rather than votes