Caption contest -- The Three Amigos
So what are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Dean Heller talking about in DC this morning? One suggestion by a wag is attached here. If you have your own, please give me your best in the comments.
The five-year anniversary of Nevada mattering
This nugget passed on to me by history expert William Lefkovics, a seminal day in Nevada political history:
You say you want some evolution
Darwin didn’t see this much evolution on the Galapagos. Sean Hannity is evolving. Dean Heller is evolving. Even Harry Reid is evolving. Hannity, whose FOX scripts often seem written by the Republican National Committee, now says he sees the need for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Heller, who sneered about Obamacare and the president’s economic plan, now marvels at how Barack Obama connects with the middle class. And Reid, who all but said a President Romney’s agenda would be dead on arrival in his house, now is hopeful both sides can work together.
My column: The Brian Sandoval myth
As he prepares for Session ’13 and, inevitably, Campaign ’14, Gov. Brian Sandoval, he of the 60 percent approval rating, has established himself as one of the singularly politically skillful pols in Nevada history. But he is not invincible.
Clark County Republicans will meet to assess what went wrong (that could take awhile)
Leo Bletnitsky, active in the most radical GOP (Clark County) in Nevada and the local chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, says it's time for voter ID, a better ground game and to purge the Ron Paul influence. Here's his email sent this morning:
Top 10 GOP victory slogans from Nevada 2012
1. "We beat Shelley Berkley -- we can beat ANYONE!" 2. "We beat John Oceguera -- now that takes skill!" 3. "We fought for the state Senate -- and the Democrats won!" 4. "We wanted the new congressional district -- but the polls were wrong!" 5. "Mark Amodei won -- take that Democrats!" 6. "We beat the Assembly majority leader -- and picked up no seats!" 7. "They have a Latino and a woman leading the Legislature, and we have two white guys -- we are the future!" 8. "At least Sharron Angle didn't run -- that's something!"
Few thought Reid would say nice things about Romney after the election
That was the poll question -- would Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have anything nice to say about Mitt Romney, whom he pilloried during the campaign, after Nov. 6? Not so far. And site readers said overwhemingly -- 86 percent to 14 percent -- that it won't happen. Just under 300 particpated. There's a new question up about Gov. Sunny and Medicaid.
Dean Heller 3.0: Mitt who? I love POTUS
He hates Obamacare, but he has Obamalove. That's the latest incarnation of the ever-adaptable Dean Heller, the senator who just won election by 12,000 votes and now is marveling at the skills of the president who just won an electoral landlside. Couldn't he have waited a decent interval to make it seem like a gradual evolution and not pure opportunism?
A blizzard of post-election stuff
This will be a continually updating blog with facts, analysis and musings about Election 2012:
Crowing and eating crow about my Election 2012 predictions
Dean Heller would win by 1 percentage point. The president would win Nevada again. Steven Horsford would defy the polls. "Genius" is a word that is thrown around too easily these days.... In case you missed my predictions, they are here. My only real failing: I believed in the Democratic machine, but didn't realize the potency it would have down the ticket. The scorecard: