UPDATE: Liddy Dole - Loser.

crossposted from A Raw Dole.
UPDATE: Just how bad is the reaction going to be to Liddy Dole's failures? Well, let's hear what the most partisan man in Washington had to say.

“The president called and said jokingly, ‘I wish you were on my team,’ ” recalled Mr. Schumer, the head of the campaign committee for Senate Democrats. “So that was nice.”

Joking my ass, the President also said that Karl Rove read more books during the election than he did because he (Bush) "[must have been working harder than Rove during the election]". There were snippy comments to be found if you look, the President is pissed and even Turd-Blossom is catching heat, don't think that the Red Cross Bandit won't catch heat and lose support.

End Update.

Here is an unabashed butt-kissing from North Carolina, in a South Carolina webpage.

RALEIGH, N.C. - For North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, it's back to the day job after a troubled tour as chief of the Senate Republican campaign committee in what she called a tough election cycle for the GOP.

She had that right. ...The Democrats needed six takeovers to wrest Senate control from the Republicans, a reversal Dole insisted all campaign long would not happen.

Uhmm, fella, don't look now but we're winning those two seats.

Some politicians think Dole's mistakes as Senate campaign chair made a tough national campaign even tougher on Republicans.

Perhaps, but it won't make any difference in Dole's own campaign, as she begins raising money and rallying supporters for the 2008 election, when she will be up for a second term in the Senate.

Dole, 70, already is at work on re-election. "I'm raising those funds," Dole said Tuesday night. On election eve she campaigned for a North Carolina Republican, Rep. Robin Hayes, and there was a message in the geography: Dole was tending to political business at home.

At this point, there are no promising Democratic challengers for Dole's seat in 2008. Gov. Mike Easley, who will be ending his second and final term, has said he is not interested in running for the Senate.

Might I suggest the man on the right?

Recruiting candidates, raising funds and deciding where and how the money can best be spent are the jobs of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC has a staff of about 70 in election years.

And, Liddy blew it. Bigtime.

So, the gauntlet is down. Liddy wants to run, even if it means a Katherine Harris-like divorce from the rest of her party. Is a coincidence that these two women, who are hated by their party for costing them Senate seats both look like the postergirls for bad plastic surgery?

Liddy - please consider your ass toast.


Boom. Boom. Boom.

Dull spend half of the last year in Montana giving Conrad Burns backrubs. But as you said the other day, I hope she stays in the race. Her record sucks, her performance sucks, her ability to raise money sucks . . . she's just the kind of formidable candidate we want for target practice.

I can't wait to hear her start whining about the mean old Democrats who just don't understand blah blah blah.

The one thing I won't underestimate about Liddy.

is her fundraising prowess. Now, that might have been seriously damaged by this showing, but from the same article:

The chairman is elected by Senate Republicans - Dole won the job by a single vote in 2004. One of her sales points was her fundraising prowess. Her 2002 Senate campaign raised $13.5 million, more than any other candidate that year. She was elected with 54 percent of the vote over Erskine Bowles, who had been White House chief of staff and now is president of the University of North Carolina system.

We shouldn't forget that. Hopefully, national monies will dry up for her like they did Katherine Harris. I think the Katherine Harris comparison needs to be made at every opportunity. Let's get the frame out there that Elizabeth Dole is going to hurt the Republican Party the same way Katherine Harris did.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I like how you think Robert!

She's going down in '08.

Need strong candidate to face Liddy in '08!

Did Richard Moore say he wasn't interested? He would be great.

What about Bev Perdue?


Perdue and Moore are generally considered the two dem frontrunners for Governor in 08. Roy Cooper says he wants to stay Attorney General.

Our options are dwindling a bit. I don't suppose Edwards would consider? Nah...nevermind.

I still think there's a chance

to talk either Bev or Richard down of the ledge so that one will run for Governor and one for Senator. My personal preference is to have another woman governor, but I could go either way.

It'll be a game of footsies until next fall, with everybody building warchests. Problem is, money raised for a gubernatorial campaign can't be diverted to a Senate race.

Should be interesting.

Robert wants Hunt to run for Senate, which would be cool, but I don't see that happening. Which leaves Easley as the only dark-horse. (Faison doesn't stand a chance to leap to Senate, IMO.)

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don't pop my bubble.

I might make a draft Jim Hunt website.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Please do!

I'll bookmark that! ;-)

I still think

if the election had been held yesterday, Erskine would have won. There are some really shallow people out there. I think they didn't like Erskine's glasses, but they liked Liddy's new face. Now that the swelling has gone down, Erskine is much better looking than she is.


2002 was VERY republican year.

the post-9/11 b.s. helped her out as well.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.


Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Liddy may be a loser...

...but she's easing ahead in the Tammy Faye lookalike contest.

No question that 2008's Katherine Harris is Liddy Dole.

they have the same face guy.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I'm not so concerned today about who the candidate will be

as I am about starting an organized campaign to take HER DOWN. We might think about compiling all her letters and public statements so we have factual references. There's also her vote on the min wage/estate tax, the military commissions act, and the Defense Auth act that gutted Posse Comitatus.

Along the way..we can start archiving to take Burr out also.

A last consideration...Mike McIntyre is deserving of some focused critical attention for his role as a quasi-Republican and clear fence-straddler on important issues. He might get the message if the netroots start putting shots across his bow. Thoughts anyone?

Stan Bozarth

why not

Lets Lamont him.


"Keep the Faith"

Stan, Nan, Lovex, blculbre

You seem to be the folks who live in his district, based on the frappr map. Take it to him. Make him an honest man.

CountryCrats - my thoughts, my blog.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Actually I am in

Larry's district - positive thinking.



I'm so happy, I can't STAND IT!!!! Liddy, you're next!! Time to go back to Bob and the little blue pill. '06 is just a precurser to '08.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only UNPATRIOTIC and servile, but it is morally treasonable to the American public.

Politicians are like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.

Primary Challenge

How about encouraging someone like Vermin Robinson to challenge Dole in the GOP primary.
Should be fun to watch from the sidelines.

Reality Show

I still think that Vermin and Katherine Harris should have a reality show. Of course, they need to find out what reality is first. Too bad The Twilight Zone is already taken, but that has never stopped Vermin before.