May 6, 2013

"At one recent campaign stop, Sanford debated a cardboard Pelosi cut-out..."

"... calling the California Democrat a stand-in for Colbert Busch. The theatrics drew widespread ridicule, but Sanford’s aides say the publicity it generated helped drive attention to the Republican’s message."

Ridicule is one form of publicity. Sanford's connection of Colbert Busch to Pelosi seems to have worked:
The new poll... found that the percentage of voters who view Colbert Busch unfavorably has grown 13 percent in the past two weeks — from 31 percent to 44 percent. Pelosi’s poll numbers in the district are miserable: Just 24 percent of voters approve of her performance and 61 percent disapprove.

13 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

My reaction to Sanford is so visceral, that even though it means one less GOP in the House, I hope he goes down in flames. Long term, his loss helps by taking him off the stage, hopefully for the last time.

If he wins, my prayer is for a primary fight in a year...

Vince said...

Say what you want about me, but please spell my name right when you do it.

Vince said...

Say what you want about me, but please spell my name right when you do it.

CEO-MMP said...

Debating a Pelosi cut out is less damaging to one's brain cells than debating the real thing Ibetcha.


I haven't seen a picture of the event. Did he use a picture where she's carrying that giant Viking war club of a gavel? That would be sweet.

Heh. After they get elected the first time all members of the House should have to rotate randomly to other districts for their next election. Be hilarious to see how few votes Nancy would get in (most of) Texas, say.

CEO-MMP said...

Plus Sanford has the coveted Larry Flynt endorsement locked up.

edutcher said...

Sanford's a slime, but Colbert also seems to be a bit of a cuckoo bird.

Pogo said...

South Carolina, is this the best you can do?

Oh, wait a minute.
We got Al Franken.

Sorry.

Astro said...

Imagine how different the Senate would have been all these years if the Democrats had been as publicly critical of Teddy Kennedy as the Republicans are about Sanford. Not that I'm endorsing Sanford, but really, what he did was like a 3 day weekend for Teddy Kennedy.

CEO-MMP said...

What he did was more like an extended lunch hour for Teddy. Remember the waitress sandwiches with Chris Dodd?

Astro said...

CEO-MMP -- Usually it bothers me to have someone dierdorf one of my comments, but not this time. Yeah, I remember reading about that.

William said...

Sanford was self indulgent and melodramatic. It was a messy divorce, but his actions don't seem vile beyond human comprehension. As adulterers go, he is well within normal limits. We should elect more restrained philanderers to Congress. Send them a message.

Sam L. said...

Worked, as well it should.

Sanford, now, I find pretty much worthless.

Chip S. said...

James Petigru would understand.