ABC: GOP pinning hopes in AK on … Murkowski; NRSC denies

posted at 1:00 pm on October 31, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Has the GOP given up on Joe Miller?  ABC’s Jonathan Karl says that “a high-level GOP source” tells him that the party has lost hope that Miller can pull out a victory on Election Day in Alaska.  Instead, they’re now quietly rooting for a write-in victory by Murkowski to save the Republican Senate seat.  But even that’s problematic:

A high-level GOP source tells me that party leaders have essentially given up on Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and are now banking on a victory by write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski as the best bet for Republicans to keep the Alaska Senate seat. …

The nightmare scenario for Republicans is that McAdams comes in second on Election Day, trailing “write-in candidate.”  Those write-in votes won’t be counted unless there are more write-in votes than there are votes for any candidate on the ballot.  Once the write-in votes are counted, however, some of them will inevitably be disqualified (illegible writing, wrong name, etc.).  And a small number will be for candidates other than Murkowski.  If enough are tossed out, second place McAdams would be the winner.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has been forced to spend precious resources in Alaska.  But take a look at the latest ad running in Alaska:  It spends 25 seconds attacking Democrat McAdams and less than five seconds mentioning Joe Miller.

If the NRSC really wanted to help Miller, it would be attacking Murkowski.  Indeed, an anti-McAdams ad may be the last thing Miller needs right now.  At this point, what he really needs is for McAdams to siphon anti-Miller votes away from Murkowski.

That last piece of analysis seems backward to me.  The threat is to the Republican seat, and having McAdams come in second for it, as Karl notes first.  The GOP needs McAdams to come in third, and having either Miller or “write in” come in second.  That assures a Republican hold.  If McAdams comes in third, then either Miller wins outright, Miller wins after the handcount of write-in ballots, or Murkowski wins.  Why spend money attacking Murkowski in that scenario?

That makes the whole “GOP cuts Miller loose” theory seem suspect.  They don’t need to choose either path to victory at the moment, only ensure that McAdams comes in third.  Perhaps individuals at the top of the party may have begun gaming out a Murkowski win in terms of getting her back in the fold, but at this point, nothing indicates that the party will shift its endorsement or even its public position.  Leaking this may well be a way to signal “no hard feelings” to the Murkowski camp, just to make sure that they will keep her in the Republican caucus if she manages to win a write-in victory for the Senate, which hasn’t happened in more than 50 years.

Update: The NRSC completely denies the story, and reiterates its full support for Miller in a statement sent to Hot Air and others:

“While I’m sure ABC News enjoyed leading Politico’s Playbook this morning, it might have been more useful if they had actually taken a moment to contact the NRSC before running this inaccurate story. Joe Miller not only has the full support of the NRSC, but he’s actually featured prominently in our TV ad which is running still today statewide in Alaska.” — Rob Jesmer, NRSC Executive Director


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She was punished by party leaders last month — unceremoniously stripped of her post in the Senate leadership — when she refused to bow out of the Senate race and endorse Miller.

Credible story.

lorien1973 on October 31, 2010 at 1:02 PM

John Cornyn might as well be working in the CBS newsroom.

That guy is so courrpt.

How many time is he going to stab conservative in the back before he is thrown out?

Here is a hint: HE IS LYING!

tetriskid on October 31, 2010 at 1:03 PM

ABC is working for Murkowsi, just as the CBS affiliate in Anchorage is. The media wants Tea party losses on election day, and they’ll get it any way they can.

Rational Thought on October 31, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Silly Season. Vote on Tuesday, that is all that counts.

txmomof6 on October 31, 2010 at 1:04 PM

The NRSC has had several of these clarifying moments this cycle. They didn’t even use the term “corrupt bastids”…heh

d1carter on October 31, 2010 at 1:05 PM

When did the NRSC ever come out for Miller?

They didn’t.

They never stripped Murkowski of her committee posts.

Cornyn should call up his buddies at CBS and tell them to try another angle.

tetriskid on October 31, 2010 at 1:05 PM

When she loses Tuesday, how many lawsuits will she fire off? Lisa Malarki deserves nothing more than a doubel-digit loss.

SouthernGent on October 31, 2010 at 1:05 PM

She isn’t going to win. She can’t. Write-in candidates cannot and do not win at this level.

KSgop on October 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM

If McAdams comes in third, then either Miller wins outright, Miller wins after the handcount of write-in ballots, or Murkowski wins. Why spend money attacking Murkowski in that scenario?

Don’t really agree here as McAdams supporters are far more likely to go to Murky than to Miller.

sharrukin on October 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The Republican Party better be careful or it will be replaced by a Conservative Party.

bw222 on October 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM

If Beard Boy can’t seal the deal, theres no reason to piss off Sore Loser Murkowski. More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

“A high level GOP source?”Please. Spare me!
The GOP hasn’t given up on Miller–there’s a reason Miller won the GOP primary and Murkinskowa did not.

No one’s ever won a write-in Senate campaign except for Strom Thurmond and Sleeza ain’t no Strom Thurmond!

Jenfidel on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

I think the Murky campaign is feeding these stories to their peers in the media, just as Crist was leaking the ‘Meek should drop out’ stuff in FL.

At this point, I’m not sure I’d care if Murky caucused with the Dems. She’s a despicable opportunist who has NO respect for the voters, and she might as well join the proper side. But hopefully it won’t matter..c’mon Alaska, flawed or not, Miller is the better choice here.

changer1701 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

total unadulterated BS…some will bite though…always do.

winston on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Regardless of whether the NRSC story is true or not, it is time to primary John Cornyn.

Political Junkie on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

We didn’t.
She lost this GOP primary and her daddy appointed her the 1st time.

Jenfidel on October 31, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Someone said last week that Alaska is notoriously hard to poll (was that you?).

I predict a comfortable Miller win.

American Elephant on October 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Alaskans, vote Miller! Think of America’s future and the cheap short-lived favors from Lisa!

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM

TWO…….

txmomof6 on October 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM

The corruption is absolutely nauseating….

golfmann on October 31, 2010 at 1:10 PM

More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

I don’t see how she looks ‘unhealthy looking’…besides that, she’s the best chance at taking the seat.

changer1701 on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Alaskans, vote Miller! Think of America’s future and NOT the cheap short-lived favors from Lisa!

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Begging here! oops – too unconservative of me! heh!

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

So this is yet another totally false store in established news media outlets?

Doesn’t the media get it? Their credibility is on the line here. Will anyone remember?

Skandia Recluse on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

The media trying to smear Miller is going to backfire.

This just drives home what Alaska voters already suspect – You can’t trust the Media in this country.

Where is the Free Press the Fourth Estate? Did it move to another country?

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Alaska Media “Brought/Bought” to you by “RINO VISION”

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 1:13 PM

she’s the best chance at taking the seat.

changer1701 on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

You really shouldn’t drink and/or do drugs this early on a Sunday morning…

Jenfidel on October 31, 2010 at 1:15 PM

OT:

Was just flipping channels, saw Harry Reid on Univision. He just promised Jorge Ramos that win or lose, Congress will vote on the Dream Act (amnesty for anyone that can get a GED) after the election. Reid claims he won’t need too much GOP help, so he says he thinks he’ll have the votes.

El_Terrible on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

The Republican Party better be careful or it will be replaced by a Conservative Party.

bw222 on October 31, 2010 at 1:06

PM

Truth be told, I don’t trust Cornyn (he’s my Senator) and I’m thinking that he really deserves to be primaried out.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

I heard just the other day, maybe Wednesday, that the NRSC was putting another $500,000 into Miller’s campaign. I don’t think they would be doing that if they did not want him to win. They are kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place here. I am sure the media would just love to exploit the situation to create more division in the GOP.

Terrye on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

golfmann@1:10,
I agree with you. The sad fact the corruption has been going on since elections have been held here in America. We a now just getting up to the minute news on scum bags running and what they are up to. Just vote, please, and don’t let the msm sway you, thank you!
L

letget on October 31, 2010 at 1:17 PM

she’s the best chance at taking the seat.

changer1701 on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Indeed. To siphon up more porks for her friendly parasites back in Alaska as she has promised to her constituents.

Good thinking? eh!

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:19 PM

The guy who delivers the coffee to the satellite office of the rural Oklahoma GOP is the source.

/s

barnone on October 31, 2010 at 1:21 PM

After hearing what a Local CBS station (in AK) tried (or were contemplating) to do to Miller, why would anyone believe ABC? The entire MSM is as corrupt as the Democrat party.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM

More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Fiorina had breast cancer in 2009. Last week she had an infection related to her reconstructive surgery.

INC on October 31, 2010 at 1:23 PM

She was punished by party leaders last month — unceremoniously stripped of her post in the Senate leadership — when she refused to bow out of the Senate race and endorse Miller.

Probably. I’m not sure if many Alaskans are aware of that. They always just accept whatever Murky says.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:24 PM

At this point if Miller doesn’t win I would rather have admas win it. the RINOs have to understand that they will never win another election unless they support conservatives when they win a primary

unseen on October 31, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Truth be told, I don’t trust Cornyn (he’s my Senator) and I’m thinking that he really deserves to be primaried out.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Me too so that’s two of us.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Proof that these dill holes are beyond redemption. Even when they lose fair and square, they refuse to play by the rules THAT SET UP IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE!!!

abobo on October 31, 2010 at 1:25 PM

After hearing what a Local CBS station (in AK) tried (or were contemplating) to do to Miller, why would anyone believe ABC? The entire MSM is as corrupt as the Democrat party.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I don’t know why is Hotair still linking and reporting what Politco says when they were shown to be outright lying and making crap up?

unseen on October 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

After hearing what a Local CBS station (in AK) tried (or were contemplating) to do to Miller, why would anyone believe ABC? The entire MSM is as corrupt as the Democrat party.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I don’t believe any of the alphabet media of the NRSC.
The NRSC is the ‘good ol’ boys’ club and Tea Partiers are not welcome.

darwin-t on October 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

After hearing what a Local CBS station (in AK) tried (or were contemplating) to do to Miller, why would anyone believe ABC? The entire MSM is as corrupt as the Democrat party.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM

We can’t deny that there are some of us who are either deaf, blind, cannibalistic (too greedy for his own good), … or really just plain idiots.

Can’t do anything about it. It’s in the genes.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:27 PM

changer1701 on October 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Sorry, changer!
Thought you were talking about Murkinskowa and not Carly.
She does have the best chance to Senate “Ma’am’s” seat.

Jenfidel on October 31, 2010 at 1:30 PM

After hearing what a Local CBS station (in AK) tried (or were contemplating) to do to Miller, why would anyone believe ABC? The entire MSM is as corrupt as the Democrat party.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Judging by the responses on this thread, even here a lot of people fell for it hook, line & sinker, so unfortunately the ABC/Politico strategy of dividing Republicans to conquer them seems like a smart one (from their pro-Dem perspective, at least), since the candidates of the political party they’re shilling for don’t have much of a chance these days without the conservative vote being divided.

leilani on October 31, 2010 at 1:32 PM

ABC is not know for getting their facts straight in their reporting. I’m calling “BS” on this entire report. Karl is lying out his ‘six.’

rmgraha on October 31, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Truth be told, I don’t trust Cornyn (he’s my Senator) and I’m thinking that he really deserves to be primaried out.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Right back at ya. He’s gotten so squishy it’s nauseating. The only reason he was against amnesty during the 2007 battle is because we had to stay on top of him. I must have gone to his Houston office once a week during that battle. He needs to go. One RINO at a time, slowly but surely.

TxAnn56 on October 31, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I don’t believe any of the alphabet media of the NRSC.
The NRSC is the ‘good ol’ boys’ club and Tea Partiers are not welcome.

darwin-t on October 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

I never said that the NRSC could be trusted but as Ed pointed out in the story, it doesn’t make any sense for them to do this.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:37 PM

This could be a plant. It could be as Ed suggests, also, a leak to the Murky camp.

It could also be true.

Let’s face it. The GOP establishment would love to take Sarah Palin down a notch, and a Miller loss here would certainly do it. Even hinting that they’re bailing on Miller, whether it’s true or not, gives Murky momentum.

I say that there’s more going on here than meets the eyes.

Chris of Rights on October 31, 2010 at 1:41 PM

He needs to go. One RINO at a time, slowly but surely.

But, but, but, he looked so good on that horse with his white hat…
/s

Hope we can find some good people to challenge him.

Eren on October 31, 2010 at 1:41 PM

THERE IS TAPE OF CBS CONSPIRING AGAINST MILLER IN THE FOULEST WAY. Why would anybody believe this???

Haunches on October 31, 2010 at 1:42 PM

The “high level GOP source” was probably Murkowski herself. She could make the claim, and ABC could report it, and technically, their source attribution would be 100% correct, the falsehood of the claim notwithstanding.

IronDioPriest on October 31, 2010 at 1:43 PM

She was punished by party leaders last month — unceremoniously stripped of her post in the Senate leadership — when she refused to bow out of the Senate race and endorse Miller.

No she wasn’t. She was supposed to be and they put it to a vote and they didn’t strip her of anything. That’s why Demint is so pissed.

Haunches on October 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I ain’t bitin’.

ladyingray on October 31, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I’m thinking this is a psy-ops thing from the outset.

Jacob Marley on October 31, 2010 at 1:47 PM

doesn’t make any sense for them to do this.

whbates on October 31, 2010 at 1:37 PM

It’s about retaing their power not making sense. Lucy Moreski is one of them and they will do what it takes to keep her around in some sort of capacity even after the window dressing of removing her position on certain committees.

darwin-t on October 31, 2010 at 1:48 PM

THERE IS TAPE OF CBS CONSPIRING AGAINST MILLER IN THE FOULEST WAY. Why would anybody believe this???

Haunches on October 31, 2010 at 1:42 PM

I AGREE. IT’S LIKE “THERE’S NO CORRUPTION IN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION” COZ THERE’S NO PROOF.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:50 PM

They never stripped Murkowski of her committee posts.

I’m giving them a pass on that, since right now, they have exactly 41 seats, so she essentially has a gun to their heads. If she wins, and they don’t strip her of every post as soon the special session is over, then they will deserve condemnation (unless they then need her to be the 51st vote for a GOP majority).

Jon0815 on October 31, 2010 at 1:51 PM

No she wasn’t. She was supposed to be and they put it to a vote and they didn’t strip her of anything. That’s why Demint is so pissed.

Haunches on October 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM

WHERE’S YOUR PROOF, EH?

But I think you’re right, with or without proof.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Right back at ya. He’s gotten so squishy it’s nauseating. The only reason he was against amnesty during the 2007 battle is because we had to stay on top of him. I must have gone to his Houston office once a week during that battle. He needs to go. One RINO at a time, slowly but surely.

TxAnn56 on October 31, 2010 at 1:36 PM

And the NRSC is doing such a great job supporting Christine O’Donnell/SARC.

I voted against him before, I will do it again..it ain’t no thing.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Chris of Rights on October 31, 2010 at 1:41 PM

It would be like cutting off their nose to spite their own face.

They creep people out enough, the base stays home.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Yeah, right…like “republican leaders” were ever rooting for anyone but Murky.

FloatingRock on October 31, 2010 at 2:02 PM

It would be like cutting off their nose to spite their own face.

They creep people out enough, the base stays home.

Dr Evil on October 31, 2010 at 2:00 PM

You’re attributing rational thought to people who are incapable of such.

Their game plan.

Step 1. Get through this election and retain as much power as possible. Use the Tea Party when necessary, go through or around them when they get in the way (see DE, AK)
Step 2. Work to find ways to limit Palin and Tea Party’s influence and power as much as possible for 2012.
Step 3. Get an establishment approved candidate nominated in 2012. Ride his coat tails to victory in 2012 with expanded majorities in House and Senate.
Step 4. Push the Tea Partiers aside as they are not needed anymore. Go back to business as usual.

Is it a good game plan? Probably not. But it’s the only one they have.

Chris of Rights on October 31, 2010 at 2:07 PM

WHERE’S YOUR PROOF, EH?

But I think you’re right, with or without proof.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Proof that she wasn’t stripped of her leadership positions?

Uhm … this?

They didn’t dismiss her from anything.

HondaV65 on October 31, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Corrupt bastards!

huckleberryfriend on October 31, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Sounds like journOlist at work.

tinkerthinker on October 31, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Truth be told, I don’t trust Cornyn (he’s my Senator) and I’m thinking that he really deserves to be primaried out.

TheAlamos on October 31, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Same here. He’s practically begging for a Tea Party primary opponent but we re-elected him in ’08 and he won’t be up til ’14.

cartooner on October 31, 2010 at 2:49 PM

Hey, let’s believe everything the MSM tells us 48 hours before an election. I’m sure they only have our best interests at heart.

Missy on October 31, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Well, since the Good Ol Party offers only token support to tea party candidates, while working behind the scenes to undermine them, the least I can do is return the favor.

NO BULLET VOTING FOR ME THIS TIME. ONLY TEA PARTY APPROVED CANDIDATES AND HONEST INJUN CONSERVATIVES GET MY VOTE ON TUES.

(sorry for the caps; want the dumbships who run the GOP to get the message.)

james23 on October 31, 2010 at 2:51 PM

The whole Murkowski deal and the way that the GOP has handled it makes me pretty much disregard the GOP. Whatever… I’ll vote for and support candidates, not party.

beatcanvas on October 31, 2010 at 2:52 PM

How fast can the NRSC get a plane full of Republican senators up to Alaska to show support for Miller? McCain had time to campaign for Angle and he owes Palin big time.

Let the NRSC know how mad you are on their Facebook page, by email at info@nrsc.org, or by phone at (202)675-6000.

Terrie on October 31, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Dear Ed,

WTF makes you think Murkowski will caucus with the Republicans?

Because she says so?

BTW, I have some real nice land in Florida for sale, extremely cheap, are you interested?

mockmook on October 31, 2010 at 3:01 PM

I hope that all Texans on this website will contact John Cornyn and let him know that they no longer support him for Senator.

First Rubio, then O’Donnell, and now this.

Cornyn was just re-elected in 2008, so we are stuck with him for awhile.

But voters should let Cornyn know about their disgust with the way he has handled the 2010 races.

texasconserv on October 31, 2010 at 3:10 PM

More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Fiorina had breast cancer in 2009. Last week she had an infection related to her reconstructive surgery.

INC on October 31, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Breast cancer is not a death sentence. With early detection, most cases are treated and never recur. I’ve been living with breast cancer for more than 7 years and in stage IV for 4 years.

Let’s not apply a different standard for Fiorina than for all the men who have survived skin cancer, prostate cancer, etc.

Terrie on October 31, 2010 at 3:12 PM

I hope that all Texans on this website will contact John Cornyn and let him know that they no longer support him for Senator.

snip

But voters should let Cornyn know about their disgust with the way he has handled the 2010 races.

texasconserv on October 31, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Did that this AM when the news first came out.

cartooner on October 31, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I would rather McAdams won than Lisa Murkowski. She doesn’t deserve anything for what she has done except scorn and ridicule.

Andy in Colorado on October 31, 2010 at 3:58 PM

If Beard Boy can’t seal the deal, theres no reason to piss off Sore Loser Murkowski. More importantly though, why did Republicans pick a clearly unhealthy looking woman for the Senate seat in California?

Speedwagon82 on October 31, 2010 at 1:07 PM

How is she “clearly” unhealthy? She is cancer free and picked up a fricking infection…BFD! You are an a$$!

lovingmyUSA on October 31, 2010 at 3:59 PM

On 10/13 Rasmussen had Miller up by one. It is interesting to me that in such a hot race he has not polled it again. I don’t know if that is because the Democrat is running behind both Miller and Murky so techinically it goes into the GOP column either way. But I do think there is a lot of smoke and mirrors in this race and still believe Miller should win it.

Palin was smart to call the press “Corrupt Bastards” because I’m sure she knew saying that would get a lot of attention for how Miller is being treated.

In my opinion Miller’s campaign was poorly run by the Hucka-bees and keeping Palin out was a bad idea but I see now they expect her to step in and try to save it. I hope she can.

Done That on October 31, 2010 at 4:04 PM

She was punished by party leaders last month — unceremoniously stripped of her post in the Senate leadership — when she refused to bow out of the Senate race and endorse Miller.

She lost her positions in the caucus overall, but she retained her committee seats, including appropriations, and I think has been bragging in commercials about those seats and her seniority. Just like she did in the primary: “I can continue to bring home Stevens pork.”

Wethal on October 31, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Sadly, there was no “Linda Murkowski” on the write in list I saw yesterday. That would have been so funny. Maybe a Lizzy and a Lori as well.

Exit question: where are all of the conservative Murkowskis when we need them?

disa on October 31, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Sadly, there was no “Linda Murkowski” on the write in list I saw yesterday. That would have been so funny. Maybe a Lizzy and a Lori as well.

Exit question: where are all of the conservative Murkowskis when we need them?

disa on October 31, 2010 at 4:22 PM

There is a Lisa M. Lackey on the list, in fact she’s not a recent addition. There are now 160 people on the write-in list in addition to Alicia Morcocaineski.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2010 at 6:55 PM

ABC is working for Murkowsi, just as the CBS affiliate in Anchorage is. The media wants Tea party losses on election day, and they’ll get it any way they can.

Rational Thought on October 31, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Yep, that sums it up EXACTLY!!

Khun Joe on October 31, 2010 at 7:49 PM

At this moment, the conventional wisdom is Miller has zero chance to win. On just about every cable channel I hear that. Where did THAT come from. It’s very close … Murkomatic has to overcome the write-in issue. And yet, Miller is toast? I mean, really? Isn’t that insane?

Paul-Cincy on October 31, 2010 at 8:11 PM

At this moment, the conventional wisdom is Miller has zero chance to win. On just about every cable channel I hear that. Where did THAT come from. It’s very close … Murkomatic has to overcome the write-in issue. And yet, Miller is toast? I mean, really? Isn’t that insane?

Paul-Cincy on October 31, 2010 at 8:11 PM

The ‘conventional wisdom’ and the sloppy polling set up the premise for an election challenge by the democratics. It makes it that much more likely that a friendly judge will rule in favor of their shenanigans.

The other component to look for is the election day faked problems, like democratics complaining that they couldn’t understand the butterfly ballot in 2000 that democratics designed. Watch for claimed problems in the centers of cheating, like East St.Louis, Philadelphia, etc.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2010 at 9:27 PM