Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Blue America Candidates Kicking Butt Today


Last night Mean Jean Schmidt appeared at a debate. She couldn't worm out of it but watching her performance one could certainly understand why she tried to. Claiming that she only became aware of our nation’s financial crisis a few weeks ago should probably disqualify her for many people right on the spot. What does she do in Washington if not look out for the interests of her constituents? She has voted for massive deregulation of everything and against tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, when even a serial deregulator like John McCain was warning-- two years ago-- that
"if Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole."

Last week she flip-flopped on the bailout and voted for it although most residents of OH-02-- including both her opponents-- feel that the bill was garbage which won't do anything to help the fundamental economic and financial problems of the country, problems Mean Jean's ideology have helped to bring to the fore. The latest polling, even before Mean's flip flop, shows her in a statistical dead heat with Vic Wulsin, much of her base eroding towards arch-conservative independent David Krikorian.

In fact, polling for Blue America candidates across the country is looking excellent. A second poll showing Larry Kissell with a serious lead over Robin Hayes came out yesterday. And while even more prominent Republicans in south-central Ohio have been announcing their support for Mark Schauer's bid to return mainstream representation to MI-07. a new poll shows that Schauer has opened a formidable ten point lead over Walberg. It showed a 4 point shift towards Schauer in the last 2 weeks and has him leading among independents by 12 points, 39 to 27%. Obama has also edged into a double-digit lead over John McCain in the district, leading 50 to 39%. Same with Eric Massa-- second poll, confirming a significant lead over Randy Kuhl, 51-44%.

All of these candidates are part of the People For the America Way House candidate contest that you can vote it. Please take a look and see if any-- or all-- of these candidates tickle your fancy.


Yes, our candidates are polling well against the Bush rubber stamps trying to stay in Congress. But GOP front groups are on the attack with millions and millions of dollars. And even the small amount of money the NRCC has is being deployed strategically to save some of their most vulnerable extremists, nut cases like Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) and to attack two of the best Democratic freshmen, Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Steve Kagen (D-WI).

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At 5:58 PM, Blogger The Historian said...

I haven't exactly heard "arch-conservative" things from Krikorian. Any examples I've missed?

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Ryan said...

I think that means he's in the middle compared to Vic who is way left for the majority of the district. And in this case it seems that they are calling the far left center meaning anyone who's not out there with Vic is extreme right-wing, crazy conservative like Jean.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Kirkorkians says on his website that he is against "birth right citizenship," which I guess would mean amending the Constitution so that people who are born here aren't neccessarily citizens.

Kirkorkian is against a women's right to choose even in case of rape or incest.

And now he's holding fundraisers with Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr..http://www.lpin.org/node/470

You do the math.


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