Rove and his Koch pals have been mighty satisfied with Josho’s act, so much so that they’ve spent millions of dollars trying to convince Ohio that the Treasurer Who Never Went To Work is the kind of guy Ohio ought to send to the United States Senate.
If it wasn’t Josho that they picked for this task, they might have a shot, considering how much money they’ve spent. As it is, however, it might well be that all their money is being flushed down the shitter. Josho is so incompetent, and so damned obviously corrupt, that the media barrages seem to be helping, rather than hurting, Senator Brown.
Oh well. Josho will cheer up when the next Assmussen poll comes out, as it will probably show him 30 points ahead.
A new poll of likely voters shows Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown leading Republican challenger Josh Mandel by double digits in Ohio’s closely watched U.S. Senate race.
If the November election were held today, 51 percent would vote to re-elect Brown to a second term, according to the survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., CBS News and the New York Times.
Mandel, Ohio’s state treasurer, was favored by 39 percent of 1,193 likely voters questioned.
That puts Brown, of Avon, above the all-important 50 percent threshold and stakes him to a 12 percentage point advantage over Mandel, of Beachwood. But more than three months of campaigning remain, and both candidates and their big-spending allies already are hammering each other with an airwave blitz certain to intensify after Labor Day.
“This race will inevitably tighten as Josh Mandel’s special interest friends continue their secretly funded attack ad campaign against Sherrod Brown,” Justin Barasky, a Brown campaign spokesman, said via email in response to the poll. “But it’s becoming increasingly clear that the more Ohioans find out about Josh Mandel, the more they view him as a politician who can’t be trusted that will do the bidding of GOP party bosses instead of fighting for Ohio jobs.”
Brown and Mandel agree on one thing — that the race will be closer than it appears today.
“This particular poll was immediately and widely criticized for being skewed eight points in favor of Democrats,” Mandel campaign spokesman Travis Considine said. “Don’t be fooled, the Ohio Senate race is a dead heat. Sherrod Brown knows this, otherwise he wouldn’t have gone on the air again today with another negative ad attacking Josh Mandel.”
Actually, I doubt Brown knows this at all. But he does know to what lengths the people backing their errand boy will go to buy him a Senate seat, and he’s being proactive.
Maybe next time, the Rushpubliscums will try to produce a candidate that (1.) actually shows up for the office he was elected to, and (2.) is known far and wide for something other than Koch sucking. Then, maybe, their numbers will look better.
As it is, however, by all appearances they’ve committed an epic fail by throwing massive resources into the campaign of Josho the Clown.