Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama Becoming Concerned About Mark Kirk's Likely GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate

I'd have to say that for Republicans of all stripes, the fact that President Obama himself is becoming concerned about the likely prospect of Congressman Mark Kirk winning the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois is a pretty darn good reason to vote for Kirk.

Despite having numerous challengers, it appears that no other GOP contender for the nomination is keeping Obama up at night wondering how it's going to look if the Dems lose this seat, especially given the weaknesses of likely Dem nominee Alexi Giannoulias (who, if Obama has forgotten, is a former banker, which is now the latest reviled profession that Obama is seeking to turn into the populist scapegoat for all of our economic problems).

Fox News stated:

Kirk, a social moderate who's recast himself as a fiscal conservative, has been largely unchallenged in the GOP primary set for Feb. 2 and is now viewed as a threat by Democrats.

Even Obama has been asking questions about the race.

"Naturally I won't share the details, but he is following this race closely and talking about November," said Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin.

Yup, it sounds like they are a little worried. What, no mention of Patrick Hughes? Go figure.


Anonymous said...

Oh, to be a privy to what Durbin, Obama, Rahm, Axelrod, Jarrett are saying in that Oval office. Wouldn't you love to be a fly on that wall! You bet they're nervous as well they should be. Alexi is nobody to be proud of, for sure. Hoffman is trailing, and Cheryle Robinson Jackson won't pick up a lot of downstate support. Guess those esteemed leaders are trying to come up with some devious, devilish plans to defeat Mr. Kirk.
It belongs to all of us who care about taking this Seat and restoring some dignity to the State of IL in the Senate to get behind Mark Kirk and help him WIN next Tuesday and again in November. Let's just do it and stop this incessant bickering about labels. We are Republicans, isn't that enough. It should be.

Anonymous said...

Here is an interesting clip from September 14, 200, where during an interview with Jeff Berkowitz, Beth Coulson refused to publicly endorse George Bush over Gore, and Mark Kirk over Gash in the race for Congress just a few weeks prior to the general election.

I suppose she eventually endorsed Bush & Kirk?? but nonetheless, as of September 14, 2000, just 23 Days before Election Day, in her OWN words, she had not publicly endorsed Bush or Kirk in the General Election.

Then, in 2008, Coulson cuts a political flier with Obama that says: "When it came to Bringing Change We Can Believe in to Springfield, Elizabeth Coulson partnered with Barack Obama to do Exactly That."

These aren't baseless attacks or mudslinging, just a reference to things Beth Coulson actually said or printed. It is up to the voter to decide if Coulson's word or fliers are relevant to the decision of for whom to vote.

[prediction: Coulson's folks will respond by attacking Dold, as if Coulson didn't really say the things on the video or print the things on the flier--yet the citations are here for everyone to see if they so choose]

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the links were cut off. Here they are:

Anonymous said...

How about staying on message Anon 10:37 and 10:39. I think TA was talkng about how our fearless leader in the White House is finally realizing that Mark Kirk has the momentum, the spirit, the edge and the ability to become the next Senator from IL. I got a kick out of hearing Obama say that he'd rather be a one term president who does something than be a mediocre two term president. That's almost funny. The voters in the 10th CD will decide who should fill Mark Kirk's shoes. All of us have an opportunity to help elect Mark Kirk as our Senator.