Thursday, May 15, 2014
Oh Nebraska – Sasse Win Credited by Drudge, National Review and one Ted Cruz
The article at Politico: ”Drudge, National Review spur Sasse win”, suggests that the Senatorial Candidate for the GOP win was brought about solely by the “Conservative” site Drudge Report, as well as the National Review Magazine. That in part is true, given the exposure that both publications brought to bear. That national exposure most likely fueled funds to Sasse, giving him an edge financially. They also partly mention Senator Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party, among other more “liberty” minded folk.
The Drudge Report is noted here as “Conservative” in quotes taken from the Politico article, which said moniker based on Drudge personal reporting is a positive, but overall headlines on the Drudge appear more often than not to be – mainstream. Headlines cover every aspect of the world’s news, including amusing articles that are so sadly lacking elsewhere.
The National Reviewhowever is a definitive conservative viewpoint magazine/site, that has been consistently right of center.
The fact that Cruz and company were on the ground in Nebraska, one might suggest, played a larger part in getting out the vote for Sasse – without the ground troops and the Headliners, one might make do with cash, however, perhaps not.
How important is Sasse? Slate Magazine Asks if he might not be the next Ted Cruz? – Perhaps given the gist of the article, it appears so, and would the U.S. not be better off with one more Constitutionally minded Senator in the recently not so august body? Definitely.
As the 2014 midterm “season” continues, one might find more “Ted Cruz’s” in the mix going into the final stretch. As the nation’s voters go to the poll, with more angst than normal, and according to a recent Gallup poll, less enthusiasm than usual, those candidates are sitting pretty. The GOP may indeed, win the Senate as well as the house, but one senses that there will be a continued shakeup in the ranks, as the more “liberty minded” join the herd.