Bayh didn’t break into top of straw poll
Tracking the possible presidential bid of the Democratic senator from Indiana:
It’s not that anyone expected Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., to beat Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., in a straw poll asking Wisconsin Democrats to name their preferred 2008 presidential candidate.
But given that Bayh was keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s state convention earlier this month, a few thought he’d do better than fourth.
Bayh, however, ranked behind Feingold, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former vice presidential nominee John Edwards. He did get 15 more votes than John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
Perhaps most people participating in the voluntary survey — conducted by WisPolitics.com, a political news service that had a table off the convention floor — voted before listening to Bayh, who spoke at the end of the night and is not as well-known as Clinton or Edwards.
I went to go hit a bucket of golf balls today. (Beautiful day, 85 and sunny). The place I go to is inhabited by crusty old men who scratch a lot and talk shit all day long. This is their retirement. I know this place to be pretty conservative so I just go to hit a bucket and not chew the fat.
Today I’m walking in to get my bucket and I hear one dude telling another in his heavy southern drawl “did you see the thing on C-SPAN with this COnyers feller?” That’s all I needed. I spent the next 45 minutes telling them about the petition, the work that’s been going on for weeks, and so on. They had a lot of questions and I was able to fill in some gaps in their information. There were other people listening and chiming in. Out of the 6 or 7 people there NOT ONE defended Bushit. Not one. Even guys who by looking at them you know are Republicans were piling on. They didn’t know how much Halliburton has stolen, as an example of information that they still don’t have. When I started to walk away and start hitting golf balls…
…Here it comes…..
The guy I originally started talking to says “I think there’s gonna be an impeachment”.!!! EVERYONE ELSE WAS NODDING THEIR HEADS IN AGREEMENT.
I was floored…and then I was giddy…then I nailed 80 out of 90 golf swings.