For those of you who caught Flyover Country’s blog post today about Christopher Reed’s loosing margin you probably had about the same reaction as I did. You may click on their link to the right.
They try to say that Reed lost because he had an outdated right-wing message. They don’t mention the fact that he had no money. Most people have more money in their couch cushions than he ran a campaign on. He came from nowhere and in the primary beat a two time loser and a guy that was running for two years named Rathjcke or something – Last I heard he was going to primary Grassley next.
Anyway – Flyover – you guys have lost a ton of credibility in my book. You try to compare Lightfoot, Ganske, and Reed without mentioning money at all? How dumb do you think we are? You give Reed 10 million bucks and see what his margin is. I’m not saying he’d win, but he’d do at least as good as Ganske. Also, Ganske ran in 2002 where statewide registered Republicans outnumbered registered Democrats by more than 50,000. Currently we have a disadvantage of 106,000 registrants. You may also remember Republicans had the momentum nationally in 2002.
To compare Reed with the other candidates is completely ridiculous. Apparently conservatism is dead according to Flyover.
I'm betting there is something else behind this post. Keep an eye on Flyover - those boys have a gubernatorial candidate picked out and something tells me - he/she is a moderate.