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Coons Camp Hoping Sarah Palin will campaign for Christine O’Donnell (Arrogance Alert)
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2010 | Jeff Winkler

Posted on 10/26/2010 3:59:44 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads

Who does Delaware Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons want campaigning in Delaware? Sarah Palin, of course.

Facing attention-grabbing Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell, the Coons campaign sent an e-mail to supporters Tuesday wondering aloud why the matriarch of the “Mama Grizzlies” hadn’t yet fulfilled a promise to campaign for the struggling candidate.

“The Delaware Republican Party turned its back on O’Donnell. Then the National Republican Senatorial Committee turned off their support,” read the letter. “Sarah Palin’s absence in Delaware is a sign that she is set to do the same?”

Far from a rhetorical question, the Coons campaign seems eager to actually have the former vice presidential candidate make an appearance for O’Donnell.

“I think Sarah Palin coming in would be great,” said Coons’ Communications Director Daniel McElhatton. “Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, [and] Christine O’Donnell have all the same types of ideology and policy positions … So if Sarah Palin wants to come in and articulate those positions to Delawareans, all the better.”

The Coons camp’s eagerness to have Palin stump for O’Donnell might be reflected in a recent Gallup poll that suggests Palin has a negative net impact of 16 percent on independent voters, though it’s not as bad as President Obama’s negative net impact of 27 percent.

While polls currently show Coons leading the race by double digits, the O’Donnell camp recently sent a message to supporters claiming that gap between the two was shrinking.

“Chris Coons’ tired rhetoric is wearing thin and the polls are showing it,” read the message.

The O’Donnell campaign was unavailable for comment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; christineodonnell; coons; de2010; delaware; obama; odonnell; palin; politics; sarahpalin
Isn't Coons having enough trouble? His poll numbers are sinking and he has Obama and Biden coming in weekly to try to prop him up? Yet he still buys into the meme from the polls that Palin is sooo unpopular that an appearance with her will be the kiss of death for O'Donnell.

Poor little arrogant liberal doesn't realize that this will be a turnout election in which the voters who turn out will determine the winner.

Speaking of trunout, I am noticing on Facebook a sharp spike in O'Donnnell's facebook fan numbers vis a vis Coons. Up until the last week or so, she has been gaining more new fans than Coons at a rate of 2.5-1. (She currently has 26,858 to 9819 for Coons). In the last five days days, as the election approaches, her trajectory has increased sharply. She has gained 334 fans to only 75 for Coons, a factor of 4.5-1. This indicates the interest in her campaign, and the intensity (which translates directly into turnout) is high and getting even higher, while Coons is flagging more than ever.

Yet Coons wants to invite the biggest draw in the world into Delaware to campaign for his opponent. What do you say, folks? Should Sarah Palin accommodate this little skunk? That should pretty well finish him off. In the words of the immortal ballad of the 1970s, he'll be a dead skunk in the middle of the road.....stinkin to high heaven. LOL

1 posted on 10/26/2010 3:59:48 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: truthfreedom; hampdenkid; onyx; Al B.; Delacon; DelaWhere; MarkLevinFan; Clyde5445; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 10/26/2010 4:01:58 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

If O’Donnell doesn’t get elected she’d make a great Secretary of State in a Palin Administration.


3 posted on 10/26/2010 4:02:14 PM PDT by BiggieLittle
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To: Brices Crossroads

I thought she was going there Oct. 31? am I wrong?


4 posted on 10/26/2010 4:03:21 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: GoCards

“I thought she was going there Oct. 31? am I wrong?”

I don’t know. Do you have a link. This would be great... the coup de grace.


5 posted on 10/26/2010 4:06:10 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

I’d like to see 0 glued to the Pet for about the next 7 days. Tough to make this guy look any worse, but that should do it.


6 posted on 10/26/2010 4:07:56 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Brices Crossroads
In case you missed this juicy piece from Hillbuzz:

Democrats at DEFCON 1: Is Christine O’Donnell now leading in internals?

7 posted on 10/26/2010 4:10:18 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: GoCards

You are right. Palin will be there October 31.

http://www.palintv.com/2010/10/26/governor-palin-to-appear-at-tea-party-express-rally-in-delaware-sunday-october-31/


8 posted on 10/26/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: onyx

Posts 4 and 5. Heard anything?

9 posted on 10/26/2010 4:16:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Brices Crossroads
No date yet .. as far as I know but .. Palin-Odonnell
10 posted on 10/26/2010 4:17:04 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brices Crossroads
Thanks GoCards Couldn't find a date myself.

N00B
(me)

11 posted on 10/26/2010 4:19:50 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Now how did you find that so fast Ive been going crazy looking for that, lol!!! I knew I had read it somewhere....


12 posted on 10/26/2010 4:21:09 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: bereanway
I’d like to see 0 glued to the Pet for about the next 7 days. Tough to make this guy look any worse, but that should do it.

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Coons, the Marxist liberal being given a pass by the Piss-Stream Media.

chris coons
     Chris Coons of Delaware - 'I studied under a bright and eloquent Marxist
     professor at the University of Nairobi'


13 posted on 10/26/2010 4:22:00 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Brices Crossroads; Syncro

Be careful what ya wish for little bearded Marxist!

Here is the email in it's orginal form:


New Poll Has Christine O'Donnell Within 6%

 

Stunning news to report today, fellow patriots.  A brand new poll has Christine O'Donnell surging to within 6% of her Democrat challenger, Chris Coons.

This late-in-the-campaign surge replicates her surge in the polls in the GOP primary, when everyone had written her off and said she could never win.


She proved the so-called "experts" wrong before and she seems poised to do so again!

 

With just 10 days left until Election Day, we would love nothing more than to defeat Barack Obama's and Harry Reid's candidate, Chris Coons, and give the media heartburn by electing Christine O'Donnell to the U.S. Senate.  

But now we've got to give it everything we've got because it seems the national Republican Party has abandoned her and is refusing to put money into her campaign.  But we here at the Tea Party Express aren't abandoning Christine O'Donnell, and we're committed to helping her win, just as we did in the primary.

Our goal is to raise $150,000 for Christine's campaign in the next 72 hours.  Please, let's not just reach that goal, let us surpass it!

 

Please make a donation to our campaign for Christine O'Donnell - HERE.

If you can afford a more generous contribution of $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 - it will go a long way to ensuring we reach our goal.

 

We're hoping that at least 600 conservatives and tea party activists will contribute $100 or more in the next 72 hours.  Please forward this email to everyone you can!

 

     

88 posted on 10/24/2010 4:41:01 PM PDT by Syncro (Tea Party Express IV: Liberty At the Ballot Box! Oct 18th - Nov 1st.)
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14 posted on 10/26/2010 4:22:25 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: plinyelder
That should have been Thanks Brices Crossroads!
(Anyone need More Proof that I'm a N00B!?)
(geeze)

15 posted on 10/26/2010 4:23:03 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: musicman

It takes me a little while to find everything to post....lol.


16 posted on 10/26/2010 4:23:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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Bump!


17 posted on 10/26/2010 4:24:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

The libs’ capacity for self-delusion never ceases to amaze me.


18 posted on 10/26/2010 4:24:48 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Good witch of the west meets good witch of the east!!! Love it!


19 posted on 10/26/2010 4:26:13 PM PDT by VastRWCon (Taxed to Death)
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To: VastRWCon

I guess Coons is the wicked witch. He seems a little light in his loafers for that role.


20 posted on 10/26/2010 4:30:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA ("Forces of Evil" member in good standing)
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To: onyx

bttt


21 posted on 10/26/2010 4:34:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yes , but he has great hair .


22 posted on 10/26/2010 4:35:47 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Brices Crossroads

Notice that reputable pollsters Rasmussen, Survey USA etc have not done any polling in Delaware apparently over the last 10 days. With COD being such a “celebrity” and in the crosshairs of the MSM you would think they would want to beat COD over the head that she is behind Coons by double-digits, wouldn’t you think?

Instead TCJ has polled 3 times in the last 10 days and the TPX once and all polls showed COD in single digits. Could all 4 polls be off? I don’t think so.


23 posted on 10/26/2010 4:40:39 PM PDT by techno
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To: Al B.

Thanks , Al. That is great news. COD is ahead of schedule, far ahead of where I thought she would be. I don’t want to get overconfident, but I think she will win it by several percent, like she did the Primary.


24 posted on 10/26/2010 5:04:51 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: plinyelder

Thanks, but Gocards told me about it. I just located the link, using Google.


25 posted on 10/26/2010 5:07:50 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Lazlo in PA

“I guess Coons is the wicked witch.”

Is Palin gonna drop a house on him?


26 posted on 10/26/2010 5:08:52 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: techno

“Could all 4 polls be off? “

Not likely. COD’s facebook numbers have shot up disproportionalately as well in the last week. She is clearly surging.


27 posted on 10/26/2010 5:10:40 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

He will literally be shitting his pants once he finds out that Sarah will be in Wilmington on Oct 31.


28 posted on 10/26/2010 5:11:37 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Almost 2.5 million Facebook members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth

“once he finds out that Sarah will be in Wilmington on Oct 31.”

The little weasel asked for it.


29 posted on 10/26/2010 5:20:46 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads
How about a national TV debate the night before election between President Obama and Governor Palin, over the future of this country, aired by all three networks, radio networks, and all cable outlets, live?

30 posted on 10/26/2010 5:24:11 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Let 'em pray to Baal, Gaia, Lucifer, the sun god, whatever; let's humbly ask God's Son for victory!)
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To: Brices Crossroads

I heard she’d be in Wilmington on Sunday for the TPE thing.

It hasn’t been announced or anything. Whatever is right for Christine is what they should do. I would think that Palin there would be good for Christine, but others might have different opinions, I don’t know.

Coons is acting like someone who thinks he’s going to lose.

BTW, Christine just passed $1.5 million on the latest donation money bomb thing.
http://christine2010.com/1mill1trill/


31 posted on 10/26/2010 6:03:21 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

“Whatever is right for Christine is what they should do. I would think that Palin there would be good for Christine, but others might have different opinions, I don’t know.”

I share your view. I think it would be great for Christine. This election is about TURNOUT. And no one spurs turnout like Palin. Palin will push COD far across the finish line. At least that is how I see it.


32 posted on 10/26/2010 6:09:41 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

It’s interesting, the last 5 days, as the last 5 days haven’t really been big National news days for Christine. I think that 5 days ago, people weren’t talking about the establishment clause quite as much as the days before that.

So, this is definitely good stuff, an assessment of what is likely happening on the ground in Delaware.


33 posted on 10/26/2010 6:15:31 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Brices Crossroads

Like you say, turnout.

We’re seeing Republicans up +15 in early voting over 2008 on average.

Do the old polls have it at 40 D 37 R ?

I don’t think so.

If Christine is down by 11 in a Rasmussen poll, and 6 percent more Republicans and 5 percent fewer Democrats and it’s a tie.

So many of these polls rely so heavily on the assumptions that they make about turnout of the 2 parties.

A lot can happen in a week. Obama could, all of a sudden, become someone who can make people want to get out of bed and leave the house and vote for Chris Coons. I don’t think that will happen, and I think that a much higher percentage of Republicans will vote than Democrats. I think that Indies who like Christine will vote more often than Indies who don’t like Christine.

Coons is a pretty dislikeable character, especially compared to Christine, the superstar.


34 posted on 10/26/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Brices Crossroads

Good point.

Yes, reading what you have to say increases my belief that having Palin there would definitely be a good thing.

Palin will definitely increase turnout for Christine.


35 posted on 10/26/2010 6:28:13 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Brices Crossroads

>>> the O’Donnell camp recently sent a message to supporters claiming that gap between the two was shrinking.

They were either dishonest or delusional. Which actually has been a pretty consistent pattern.

The October polls so far:

2010 Delaware Senate General Election:
Christine O’Donnell (R) vs Chris Coons (D)

Pollster Dates N/Pop O’Donnell Coons Other Undecided Margin

Rasmussen 10/14/10 500 LV 40 51 5 4 +11D

SurveyUSA/U of Delaware 10/11-12/10 703 LV 33 54 5 9 +21D

CNN/Time 10/8-12/10 834 LV 38 57 4 1 +19D

Monmouth/Gannett 10/8-11/10 790 LV 38 57 - 5 +19D

Magellan (R) 10/10/10 1145 LV 36 54 3 7 +18D

FOX 10/9/10 1000 LV 38 54 3 5 +16D

September polls

Fairleigh Dickinson 9/27-10/3/10 801 LV 36 53 - 8 +17D
University of Delaware 9/16-30/10 729 RV 30 49 2 20 +19D
Rasmussen 9/26/10 500 LV 40 49 5 5 +9D
CNN/Time 9/17-21/10 703 LV 39 55 4 2 +16D
FOX 9/18/10 1000 LV 39 54 2 5 +15D
Rasmussen 9/15/10 500 LV 42 53 1 4 +11D
PPP (D) 9/11-12/10 958 LV 34 50 - 16 +16D
Rasmussen 9/2/10 500 LV 36 47 8 9 +11D

The supposed “new” poll favorable to O’Donnell touted several days ago has never materialized. Otherwise the only way the above available polls are shown to be tightening is to compare DIFFERENT polls, such as Rasmussen at D+11 vs SurveyUSA at D+21.

Even Rasmussen when compared to itself shows O’Donnell losing ground since September.

As for Sarah, there are states where she sells. There are states she doesn’t. Smug yuppie Delaware is likely the latter. Coon probably would actually consider it Christmas in November if she shows up. Not that he needs it.


36 posted on 10/26/2010 6:46:21 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

“They were either dishonest or delusional. Which actually has been a pretty consistent pattern.”

Why don’t you get lost? You are a troll. I can read your polls, the most recent of which is nearly two weeks old. They mean absolutely nothing. Didn’t the polls show Mike Castle way ahead? What happened to them? They showed Murkowski way ahead. How did that one come out? They showed Sharron Angle behind. How did that one turn out.
Your record of predictions doesn’t even rise to the level of a stopped clock.

I will be sure to do a vanity post and throw your slanderous defeatism back in your face after O’Donnell wins a week from tonight. And she WILL win. And Palin will campaign for her.


37 posted on 10/26/2010 8:10:21 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Isn’t this supposed to be a Conservative site?

No one is claiming that Christine is not Conservative.

Are we allowed all of a sudden to start attacking Conservatives, calling them delusional, on this, a Conservative site?

Republicans can of course be attacked for being insufficiently Conservative. But this is not the case here. This is a Conservative we have here. We always want Conservatives to win and we don’t do anything to tear them down.

Honestly, I think what I just said is as good a reason as any for a full on purge of all the anti Christines.


38 posted on 10/26/2010 8:14:58 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: tlb

The most recent poll is -11. the one before that -21.

That’s a gain. In the shortest term. Over the long term, it has been flat. But it is entirely true to say that there was a gain from 21 to 11. You see it differently, but their way of seeing it isn’t wrong. You just disagree.

They’ve also mentioned some of the TCJ polls. I believe that those polls are BS. The danger of talking about polls that might be BS is that you can get called on it. But I haven’t heard anyone really “proving” that those TCJ polls are BS. I don’t know for a provable 100% certainly that those polls are BS. Maybe the Christine campaign has seen what I haven’t.

I think that Christine is somewhere around 6% behind right now. I do trust Tea Party Express and was a little disappointed that they didn’t put more of their poll out there. Someone in DE got a robocall from Utah, which is where NSON is, so they’re polling for Tea Party Express.

There’s good reason to think that there’s a real poll indicating that Christine is at 6%. We haven’t seen it. There’s good reason to think those are accurate poll numbers, that Christine is 6% behind right now.


39 posted on 10/26/2010 8:29:09 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom; Brices Crossroads

Personally, I don’t believe a word of truthfreedom. Or other posters who are strictly armchair pundits.

Its actually kinda funny. Regardless, we’ll know Nov. 2.

In the meantime, phone bank for a candidate of your choice. Help them cross the finish line. In this election cycle, trust me, there will be many nice surprises on Tuesday night.


40 posted on 10/26/2010 9:40:52 PM PDT by 506Lake (Study your history; not the news media.)
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To: Brices Crossroads
Please brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch!

How transparent can these fools be?

They are terrified that Sarah might show up.

41 posted on 10/26/2010 9:59:05 PM PDT by Publius6961 (chcj"In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won."h the total es)
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To: Brices Crossroads

You know they thought the same in CA. Meg believed the MSM spin and distanced herself from Palin her poll numbers DROPPED. Carly stood by Palin and she is from internal polls only 1 pt down at the moment.

If the RINOs where right then the reverse should be true.

Teaxas for palin website is reporting Palin is coming to DE this weekend to campaign for COD. So Coons will eat his words.


42 posted on 10/27/2010 12:20:26 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Brices Crossroads
It's really a shame that many of the original 13 colonies that hated high taxes and loved freedom from government will now vote just the opposite!
43 posted on 10/27/2010 5:57:56 AM PDT by factmart
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To: unseen1

“You know they thought the same in CA. Meg believed the MSM spin and distanced herself from Palin her poll numbers DROPPED. Carly stood by Palin and she is from internal polls only 1 pt down at the moment.”

I have noticed this as well. The smart candidates, like O’Donnell and Fiorina, know that Palin is solid gold in political terms. They embrace her and over-perform.

The less astute candidates (Whitman being a prime example) distance themselves from her and suffer. I am glad Joe Miller is now giving her a prominent role in his campaign. I have always felt he was going to win in the end, but he could have made it easier if he had associated himself with Palin more since the primary. JMHO.


44 posted on 10/27/2010 6:33:29 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads
agreed Miller hurt his campaign when he said what he said about Palin. I hear it was a huck supporter that leaked the email. huck was claiming credit for miller's win after the primary.

However, Miller doing what he did is making Palin, demint, and others trek to AK to help him in the final week. Those are people that could be used in the lower 48 to push close elections over the top. Instead they are in AK thanks to the RINOs not stripping Lisa of her chair and thanks to some degree to Miller dissing Palin.

we will lose a couple congressional seats do to the sore losers of the GOP

45 posted on 10/27/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT by unseen1
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