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Lean Branson
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« on: February 20, 2018, 11:05:53 am »

Remember when Cornelius Orban Harvey Truck Nuts McGillicuddy XXV was supposed to give Nelson the race of his life, then got blown out by double digits? Watch that happen again.
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 02:11:50 pm »

Remember when Cornelius Orban Harvey Truck Nuts McGillicuddy XXV was supposed to give Nelson the race of his life, then got blown out by double digits? Watch that happen again.
I donít. That never happened and youíre only proving that you donít know jack shit about what youíre talking about. That race was filled with B-list candidates (for statewide office at least) from the start. People like Hadripolis, Hasner, Mike McAlister, LeMieux, that Puerto Rican biblethumper lady, Dave Weldon, etc. There never was a strong candidate in that race. Mack cleared the field because he was wave insurance where the others werenít even that. Note that none of them, bar Hasner perhaps, have any chance at any kind of comeback.

I know your itch to spew snark is strong, but isnít the cardinal rule about snarkiness basically that the comment has to, you know, at least be somewhat accurate?

You're trying too hard. He got a few good polls at the beginning of the cycle, and then people wouldn't shut up about how flawless and beautiful he was.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 06:38:52 pm »

Remember when Cornelius Orban Harvey Truck Nuts McGillicuddy XXV was supposed to give Nelson the race of his life, then got blown out by double digits? Watch that happen again.
I donít. That never happened and youíre only proving that you donít know jack shit about what youíre talking about. That race was filled with B-list candidates (for statewide office at least) from the start. People like Hadripolis, Hasner, Mike McAlister, LeMieux, that Puerto Rican biblethumper lady, Dave Weldon, etc. There never was a strong candidate in that race. Mack cleared the field because he was wave insurance where the others werenít even that. Note that none of them, bar Hasner perhaps, have any chance at any kind of comeback.

I know your itch to spew snark is strong, but isnít the cardinal rule about snarkiness basically that the comment has to, you know, at least be somewhat accurate?

You're trying too hard. He got a few good polls at the beginning of the cycle, and then people wouldn't shut up about how flawless and beautiful he was.
Do you just project strawman conceptions of me or do you actually engage my posts? I have been realistic about the fact that Scott, while competitive, isn't going to win this. He's just A+ wave insurance whereas Connie Mack was merely a C+ candidate. Mack was a name that people knew and the RPOF could put on the ballot to ensure that those turned off by Romney don't completely bolt down-ballot. He was never a winning candidate, was never seen as one by anyone accept for the "horse racers" in the press, and people like you who see a big name on a wiki page and assume they know something about Florida politics.


Mack was rated as a better candidate by the ďexpertsĒ at this point in 2012 than you give him credit for.
Sabato and Cook had Florida at tossup.

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/tilting-the-toss-ups-the-eight-races-that-will-decide-the-senate/

Of course I agree with you in that I always found Nelsonís vulnerability and his challengersí supposed strengths to be overhyped, even back then. But Florida was certainly seen as a tossup race in 2012 for a good part of the year because of Mackís ďgame-changing entry.Ē

Yeah, I think Sanchez is so intent on getting a burn in that he's forgotten how the race was actually covered in 2012. Like I said, Scott's run is going to be a McGillicuddy redux - he'll get a few good polls that'll make pundits swoon, then proceed to sink like a stone. He might even do worse, since the national environment is much less friendly to Republicans than it was in 2012.
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