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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Is Etheridge in Trouble

Now that this video has gone viral, the next question is Congressman Etheridge in trouble. Real Clear Politics has a great break down. The positive in Etheridge's favor include his significant fundraising advantage. He has about a million dollars in the bank while his opponent only has about $5000.

On the other hand, Etheridge has made a name for himself over the last decade by being a centrist, which alligns with the District. Meanwhile, he voted for the stimulus, Obamacare, and cap and trade. Obamacare polls at about 37% in his district.

So, the wild card is this. His opponent is Renee Ellmers, a political unknown. She's a nurse and President of the local chamber of commerce. She's become a short term conservative talk radio star as conservatives have seized on this video. Will this give her a significant fundraising boost?

If over the next month, Ellmers raises enough funds to stand a fighting chance, this race becomes one to watch. If the fundraising remains quite skewed, this video won't end Etheridge's career.

1 comment:

Reaganite Republican said...

It’s Obama who set the tone… HE is the one with “get in their face”, “hit back twice as hard”, and gonna “kick ass” while Salazar puts his “boot on their throat”. What the hell is this, the Third Reich?

Now this arrogant clown Etheridge thinks it OK to get violent with an innocent reporter asking a question… and in the most polite fashion imaginable- who cares what his motivations were or weren’t.

What a horrible example Team Obama and allied union thugs have set for their minions.. who now feel free to lash out like punks at any who dare question them.

And anyone who still considers Obama some sort of unifier ought to have their head examined- seriously