U.S. Senate candidate (for now) and Tea Party poser Scott Ashjian slithered his way onto the set of Jon Ralston’s Face-to-Face program on Wednesday and proceeded to “pull a Perot” – claiming he had withdrawn from actively campaigning because he likes Sharron Angle, but now that she’s not blowing Reid away in the polls he’s decided to re-engage and actually says he thinks he can win.
This guy is a scheming, steaming sack of cow pies.
On the other hand, the RJ notes today that “Ashjian contends he filed for office because people who hold Tea Party values have been duped by the Republican Party.” And the fact is, the Republican Party and its nominee have the most to lose if this goofball stays on the ballot and a significant number of clueless voters vote for him just because he has “Tea Party” next to his name on the ballot.
The local, state and national GOP leaders have done NOTHING to try to block Ashjian from appearing on the ballot despite the fact that he filed a false statement of candidacy with the Secretary of State and the fact that his “party” hasn’t fulfilled the requirements to be recognized as a party on the ballot.
Republicans seem content to pour millions upon millions of dollars into this race with the risk of Ashjian pulling one or two percent of the vote – enough to tilt the election Harry Reid’s way – and yet won’t invest a few thousand dollars for a court challenge to possibly knock the guy off the ballot for failing to comply with the state’s election laws.
The GOP isn’t called the “Stupid Party” for nothing, folks.