(Chuck Muth) – New polling results in Nevada’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races came out this week, and let’s just say I’m skeptical.
First, the poll supposedly shows Republican gubernatorial front-runner Joe Lombardo only 4 points ahead of Dean “Never Trump” Heller.
I ain’t buyin’ it. While purely anecdotal, I’m not seeing or hearing ANY groundswell of support for Heller in any corner of the state.
Either the poll has been skewed somehow or there are a lot of dumb Republicans who think a guy who couldn’t even hold his Senate seat as a well-funded incumbent can somehow now beat Gov. Steve Sisolak in November.
Maybe a bit of both.
In the U.S. Senate race, the poll purports to show Adam “Trump Endorsed Me!” Laxalt with a 57-19 lead over his primary challenger, Capt. Sam Brown.
What makes me so skeptical of these numbers is the fact that the poll was commissioned by the Club for Growth, which has already not only endorsed Laxalt, but reportedly spent almost a million dollars on a series of mailers that hit just two or three weeks before doing the poll.
I’m sure Laxalt is, indeed, ahead…but not by that much. That said, remember: It’s not the best candidate who necessarily wins; but the best campaign.
And like it or not, the Laxalt folks have been running a much better campaign and messaging operation than Brown – including the obvious involvement by outside special interests in the DC swamp giving aid and comfort to The Chosen One.
But here’s the big thing to keep in mind…
Questions about the polling methodology are generally debated among political insiders. The general public is only going to see the numbers and not question them. And that’s the sort of thing that has the potential create “Big Mo’” for a campaign.
As they say, perception is reality. And Brown needs to change the perception of Laxalt’s inevitability…FAST.
RINO Bagged with Just One Shot!
RINO (Republican in Name Only) Assemblyman Glen Leavitt might not be too bright (flunked out of law school), but even he could read the writing on the wall.
After writing just one column a week ago announcing he was #1 on my list of RINOs who should be culled from the herd this election cycle in his quest for a state senate seat, Leavitt abruptly withdrew from the race on Thursday, citing the de rigueur “family reasons” excuse.
Sorry, Charlie, that dog won’t hunt. He was facing a BRUTAL primary where all his dirty linen would be aired and end up being crushed in the primary by conservative candidate Jeff Stone. This was purely a political decision.
Either way…one down and more to go!
Irritation Level: Off the Charts!
(Warning: Profanity Ahead) – In response to one of my tweets opposing mandatory masks on airplanes, a triggered liberal snowflake replied…
“Shut up you geriatric pos, youre dead in 5 years either way. Obediance diaper, is that like the depends you wear so your lame dick doesnt leak on the tweed suit you bought in 1930?”
“It’s assholes like you that keep this pandemic going and going and going. You and your ilk are ignorant trash. #COVIDIOT”
“You are clearly an asshole and shld be on a no fly list. Whats the problem? I wear one 10 hours a day to protect my immune compromised self and son. Big ass baby.”
They don’t call me the #1 Irritator of Liberals & RINOs for nothing.
How am I able to so easily get so under the skins of these goofballs? It’s a gift. 😊
Insecure Blubber-Boy Sheds More Liberal Tears
I gotta admit, I get a kick out of liberal blubber-blogger Jon Ralston when he gets his panties in a twist and throws a tantrum over someone doing something he can’t do.
Latest example: Whining about the upcoming U.S. Senate debate ‘tween Republican Capt. Sam Brown and Adam “Trump Endorsed Me!” Laxalt which will be moderated by longtime television host Sam Shad in Reno.
Jonny Jihad blubbered on Twitter on Tuesday…
“Seems odd that a host of a program hosting a debate at 8 AM (!) would not explain what his criteria is for inviting candidates or how many will be there, much less why do it at 8 AM (Laxalt preference?) or why he would have as co-host a person who is a Laxalt shill.”
As if Shad owes Ralston even the time of day, let alone an explanation.
Fact is, the ever-insecure blogger is green-eyed with envy because Shad has a television show and he doesn’t any longer – because, frankly, he sucked at it. Plus, everyone knows he’s just the unofficial press secretary for Nevada Democrats and Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak.
Keep shedding those liberal tears, blubber-boy.
UPDATE: Governor Odds
The first GOP gubernatorial debate in which front-runner Joe Lombardo participated was held this week in Las Vegas.
I wasn’t there, but reports I’ve gotten from those who were generally say Lombardo held his own, Joey Gilbert and John Lee performed strong, Guy Nohra was solid and workmanlike, and Dean Heller was flailing all over the place.
In light of the debate and recent polling numbers, no matter how suspect, I’m adjusting my odds on the top viable candidates…
- Joe Lombardo: 2-1
- Joey Gilbert: 5-1
- John Lee: 7-1
- Guy Nohra 15-1
- Dean Heller: 100-1
(Disclaimer: Odds are published for entertainment purposes only. No wagering allowed – except for illegal side bets among friends or political adversaries.)
The Smell of Fear
“Team, this isn’t the kind of email we like sending. We just crunched the numbers and we’re falling behind on our March fundraising goal.” – Team Sisolak, 3/22/22
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” – George Orwell
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views and blogs at MuthsTruths.com