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Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) to retire, rather than get Blanch Lincolned in a red state

This was a big stunner…since I wasn’t aware that North Dakota had two people to serve as Senator.  😆

Anywho, details:

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced today that he will not seek reelection, creating a potentially prime pickup opportunity for Republicans in a GOP-leaning state.

“After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012,” Conrad said in a letter to constituents. “There are serious challenges facing our state and nation, like a $14 trillion debt and America’s dependence on foreign oil. It is more important I spend my time and energy trying to solve these problems than to be distracted by a campaign for reelection.

Translation: I can now be a left-wing hack and Obama lap dog with impunity, since the electorate in my state can’t do diddly squat about it.  Not that he was anything other than a liberal shill in the first place.

Anywho, I’m guessing that he didn’t want to get swamped in the next round of the big red wave, 2012 edition.  Oba-Mao isn’t very popular in that part of the country, and Conrad voted for the job-killing ObamaCare, so he was going to be targeted.  With him doing the French thing and surrendering pre-emptively, this is all but certain to be a GOP pickup.

Now, if we can just pick off another three (and hold serve in MA), the Senate will flip to the good guys in 2012.  With Webb (VA), Tester (MT), McCaskill (MO), and the Nelson boys (NE and FL) being vulernable Dems in reddish states, as well as barking moonbat Sherrod Brown in OH (where he and Obama are as popular as syphilis), our prospects are looking good for 2012.

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January 18, 2011 - Posted by | Obama

7 Comments »

  1. He’d rather solve the problems of the 14 Trillion Dollar debt (3/4th of which his party created with his help) and address our country’s dependance on Foreign Oil (that he and his party created with their anti business, anti innovation, anti common sense policies) rather than run for office. Dude, he has snowball chance in heck to win in North Dakota. (and being from North Dakota he knows a lot about snow balls)

    As for the other races, Republicans loose the people’s republic of Taxachusetts. The Republicans won’t defeat Nelson of FL or McCaskill of Missouri either.
    They win in Ohio and Nebraska.
    Virginia will be a battle. It depends on the millitary vote in VA, and (I hate to say it) the African American vote turn out. Considering Obama will be on the ballot, I suspect some coat tails that were not there in 10 will come out.

    Comment by Steve | January 18, 2011

  2. Now it looks like Liebs is not going to stand for reelection. That will turn to a solid Blue seat in 12.

    Comment by Steve | January 18, 2011

  3. FL: Nelson is despised. Much will depend on whether the GOP can field a good candidate.

    MO: McCaskill is a dead woman walking (metaphorically speaking…don’t get all “Palin’s roadmap” on me, libs). She is disliked in MO, as is Obama; she voted FOR ObamaCare; and MO is a reddish state that voted for McCain in ’08, and will vote overwhelmingly against Obama in 2012, which means McCaskill will be dragged down with him. MO flips.

    MA: Probably right. Brown probably loses.

    VA: May not be as much of a battle as you think. Since ’08, it’s trending red again. Bob McDonnell won the governors race, then the GOP had a near clean-sweep in the House in 2012. Obama is disliked in this state that he won just over 2 years ago. Webb hasn’t even begun raising funds yet, leading many to speculate he won’t run again. I think this one is a flip.

    Comment by crushliberalism | January 19, 2011

  4. Well, don’t discount the Red’s ability to pick the LEAST likely candidate to win…especially if Palin chimes in. Her endorsements are a mixed bag or results…she helped DE pick up a confessed Marxist at the alter of RINO-scalping principle (still waiting for someone to point out how the US is better of with a Marxist vs a RINO) and the ONLY opponent that Harry Reid COULD beat was fielded by the TP (by the way, I still love the TP’s principles, just overwhelmingly impressed with a couple of their principle-meets-reality endorsements).
    So, IF the republicans can field a WINNABLE candidate, ND and MO may be “ours”.

    Comment by Kevin | January 19, 2011

  5. correction: “…NOT overwhelmingly impressed”

    Comment by Kevin | January 19, 2011

  6. Kevin, That’s what I was thinking. Republicans sometimes choose yhe worst canidate possible for situations that should be a lock. For example: Dole in 96, McCain 08, and the Senate races in Del, NV, and NY gov race in 10.

    Crush, McCaskill, Nelson of Fl and Webb may be in Redish states, but they’re incumbants running in a year with an incumbant President who will have the MSM machine behind him. Also, if African Americans, who did not come out in 10 because Obama was not on the ticket, come out in the same numbers as 08, the coat tail effect will pull these canidates through in a close race. They may be hated by the traditional electorate, but the compsition of the voters may be vary different than the norm in 12.

    Comment by Steve | January 20, 2011

  7. Steve,

    Good points. But a few things to consider:

    1. Missouri has turned even redder since McCaskill barely won in the big blue wave of 2006. Even McCain, lame as he was, squeaked out a win in MO in 2008. Sure, the blacks in St. Louis and KC will be out in large numbers in 2012, but (a) it didn’t make a difference in MO in 2008; and (b) the tide has since shifted to red.

    2. As for FL, the only time Dems have won at the presidential level since 1976 were in 1996 and 2008. The Republican candidates were Dole and McCain, both very weak candidates (and in McCain’s case, in a big blue wave…yet he still lost relatively closely). The Republican machinery in FL is much more superior to the Dem infrastructure here. After all, the GOP has controlled the governor’s mansion since 1999, the legislature since 1995, and nearly every cabinet office since 2001.

    MO doesn’t like McCaskill or Obama. FL doesn’t like Nelson or Obama. Both McCaskill and Nelson are Obama’s b#tches. As long as the GOP doesn’t screw up (which is NEVER a given!) and can field decent candidates, those two are going down in flames.

    But sure, things can change in just under two years. Just ask W’s dad, who went from 90% approval in early 1991 to a one-termer 19 months later.

    Comment by crushliberalism | January 20, 2011


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