First, Tea Party Express came out in support for Jon Bruning, in the Nebraska Senate race against Ben Nelson in the general election.
Second, Erick Erickson of RedState backed Don Stenberg. See my previous post for my opinion on that endorsement.
Now, Mike Huckabee has come out and endorsed Bruning.
Meanwhile, Deb Fischer still isn’t in the race yet, and Pat Flynn is wondering if he is chopped liver in the endorsement wars going on currently.
I do not know how many times I have to keep repeating myself to wait on these endorsements. May is Nebraska’s primary, plenty of time for candidates to either prove themselves or fall on their faces in these primaries.
Yeah, I’m a lone voice out here it seems, but I have reason. I remember this individual by the name of Gene Spence who ran against Ben Nelson for Nelson’s second governor term. Spence got all sorts of endorsements, and spectacularly exploded about 2 weeks before the general election. He was no where near the candidate we needed in that race, but once he got the endorsements, he got the popularity push. Those opposing him, Ralph Knobel, Alan Jacobsen, and John DeCamp, were either unknowns or, in DeCamp’s case, someone Alex Jones admires (I wish I were kidding on this, but DeCamp’s narrow focus on the Franklin Credit Union scandal doomed him.)
This time, we do not have this. Nelson’s a sitting duck for either Bruning or for Stenberg. Given time, and more name recognition, Flynn could win as well. We don’t have to be in such a rush on this, but now we’re in an endorsement war during a time when no one in Nebraska is paying attention.
Waste. Of. Time.