From Mashed Potato Bulletin:
In what could become Mitt Romney’s J.D. Hayworth moment this ABC News video utterly contradicts the Republican presidential candidates calls to severely cut government spending. As with J.D. Hayworth – John McCain’s Tea Party challenger in 2010 who was caught in “Free Government Money” informercial which contributed to his election loss – this video may be the metaphorical topper to the ex-governor’s campaign of flip-flopping. Depending on the coverage it receives, Mitt may have essentially shot himself in the foot.
Republicans Don’t Like Their Candidates
The Fix: “Put Simply: The opportunity is ripe for someone with the fiscally conservative focus of an Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels or, less likely, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to get into the race and immediately begin winning over Republicans dissatisfied with their current options.”
- Rasmussen survey shows Obama can’t clear 50% even against Trump (hotair.com)
- Trump: The Republicans Choice… (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- GOP insiders embrace Trump’s presidential bid (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Donald Trump: Mitt Romney is just ‘a small business guy’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Newsmax Poll- Trump Overwhelms All Comers (truebluenz.wordpress.com)
- Who Is Supporting Donald Trump and Why? (jlue.wordpress.com)
- Obama: Donald Trump’s birth certificate talk helps me – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com)
- Undeclared candidate Mitch Daniels becoming the big man on campus (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Mitch Daniels Opposes Arizona-Style Immigration Law (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
…in this morning’s PPM Poll.
On Tuesday the Democratic-leaning polling firm PPP released findings showing Sestak leading his Republican challenger, former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey, for the first time this cycle: 46 percent to 45 percent. Sestak’s campaign did not pay for the poll, which was done with recorded voice interviews and with respondents sampled from actual voter lists. A day prior, the odds-makers at ABC News had moved the race from “lean Republican” to “toss up.”
The dual pieces of news added a jolt of hope to Democratic Party infrastructure, which had been waiting for weeks for some upward movement from the Sestak campaign. It also jarred loose a sense of déjà vu for those who watched the congressman close the gap against Senator Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) during the closing days of the Senate primary.
“This is his shtick,” said one high-ranking operative.
Last week when Sestak came out with this ad, people said things would start turning around:
Toomey has now blown a ten point lead from two weeks ago. This is one worth watching!
- New Public Policy Polling survey confirms internal polls that show Sestak and Toomey in dead heat (pennlive.com)
- Sestak Catches Toomey in Pennsylvania (politicalwire.com)
- Sestak Making a Race of It? (talkingpointsmemo.com)