Monday, August 28, 2006

Caught in a Webb

As Krusty would say

Holy Crap!

According to the most recent WSJ/Zogby poll, Jim Webb leads George Allen by 1 point. Now we at the Cooler understand that Zogby has been known to have some skewed results in the past, but this is the 2nd poll in a week that shows the race within the margin of error. And to the folks who will say ZOGBY IS BIASED TOWARDS DEMOCRATS, well take a look at the Jim Talent number (Talent +5).

Now, Allen has a huge cash advantage over Webb, as we have noted here in the past. And this race will likely come around for him. But this certainly accentuates our point below that Allen's Presidential ambitions have taken a beating during the macaca fall-out.

We're sure that Chad over at Commonwealth Conservative will have a refutation of this poll up at some point and we'll link to it when this happens.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a 12 point nose dive in 1 month. ouch!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky for Romney that he is not currently up for re-election and have the media hype up the "tar-baby" he found himself in. We'll have to see if these racists comments will hurt both Allen and Romney with their Presidential aspirations.

6:08 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Anon 6:08,

Which do you think MA residents care about more? Romney fixing the Big Dig mess so that concrete slabs don't fall on people's heads, or Romney refering to that awful construction project as a "sticky situation" (the dictionary definition of "tar baby").

Besides, Romney wouldn't run for an office if he didn't intend to finish out his term. Too honest for that.

PS. Did you hear about the bill that might require equal amounts of black and white concrete to be used in future construction projects, to avoid offending people's racial sensitivities?

7:26 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Now that this race is closer, does Webb now get huge dollars from the DNC and Democratic Presidential PACs (other PACs)?

Could be interesting. I really hope Allen pulls it out. Though it would be nice to totally wipe out one of the top-teir Romney competitors, I care too much about maintaining a GOP majority in the Senate. However, if Allen just squeaks out a win with that money advantage as an incumbent in a Red State then he won't have any momentum for a presidential bid.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Maverick said...

Anon 6:08:

In no way can you equate the Tar Baby reference with the "macaca" comment. Allen's reference was aimed directly at a person of a different ethnicity. Put that with his Confederate flag lapel pins, and the noose he kept in his office as Governor, and you can see a pretty clear picture. Three strikes, you're out.

He's in a free fall. I agree with Jeff would be nice to keep the seat. But he's damaged goods, period. He's suddenly become our Robert Byrd, the liberal with a KKK past. Marginalized. Ineffective. Unsellable to a national audience.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were that confident about your candidate, you would not even think about "wiping out one of the top-tier Romney competetors."

We should all be hoping the Republicans win House and Senate races, not something two years down the road.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

The phrase "Majority Leader Harry Reid" is enough to make us shudder.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Deplorable Old Bulldog said...

To reiterate my own blog.

Allen's comments weren't serious, he was obviously trying to be a smart ass. Biden's were dumb, and more repetitive.

But Romney's use of tar baby couldn't even be fairly misconstrued in the context in which he used it.

9:30 PM  

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