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If Sen. Cotton goes to the CIA…Chelsea Clinton for US Senate from Arkanas?

That’s the wildly crazy idea that Politico’s BILL SCHER floats in one of those …’what do I write because I have to write something pieces ‘…..

I’m posting this as the joke piece of the week….

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She has the Clinton name but little of the Clinton baggage. She wouldn’t hurt for name recognition or campaign cash. She’s vice chair of the controversy magnet known as the Clinton Foundation, but emails released during the presidential campaign by WikiLeaks and the State Department show Chelsea getting caught doing good, seeking to root out corruption by foundation officials and warning of problems with Haiti earthquake relief.

She is an Arkansas native, even though she hasn’t lived there since she was 12. Sure, she lives in Manhattan now and lacks a Southern accent. But her mom bought her first house in New York two months before she launched her Senate bid, proving zip code ain’t nothing but a number. Carpetbagger charges are inevitable. But in the end, what matters is your knowledge and respect of the state and its voters. Chelsea shows no hint of cultural condescension toward her birthplace. For example, as an NBC reporter, she spotlighted efforts to preserve the folk music traditions of the city of Mountain View in the Ozarks….

Arkansas is inhospitable territory for any Democrat. Therefore, the state party has little to lose by turning to Chelsea, and Chelsea has little to lose by returning home….



Why would she do this?

Where did this idea come from?


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Hey…Democrats running ON Obamacare?…Yup!

One of our sometimes regulars here promised me that the Affordable Healthcare Law would be Democrats downfall in 2012…

It Wasn’t….

Other regulars here thought the Affordable  Healthcare law would permanently injure Obama politically…

It Hasn’t….

Now closing in on the 2014 Midterm elections we find some Democrats actually embracing and running ON the Law…..

THAT’s what I’m talking about!

“This is about vulnerability and saying ‘I’m like you,'” said Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and former adviser to President Clinton. “It’s about making an emotional connection, especially with unmarried women. For him, for my tribe, they’re who matters in the election.”

“My guess is you will see more offense on some of these issues,” said David Beattie, a Democratic political strategist and pollster.

“Everyone has had an experience with insurance companies denying their care. If Democrats can’t use a personal story, they can use a family story, a friend story, a constituent story … I think you will see more of that this year,” Beattie continued.

The ad buy from Pryor — considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the country — comes at a time when other Democrats are finding ways to speak positively about the healthcare law without fully embracing it.

Other endangered members such as Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) have taken a different tack, choosing to attack the Republican governors in their home states for rejecting the law’s expansion of Medicaid.

Still, the political dynamic of the fight over the healthcare law appears to have shifted from several months ago, where attacks on the law were central to the GOP’s campaign strategy.

News has been improving for ObamaCare since April, despite one recent poll showing that opposition to the law is at an all-time high, the political debate has cooled as GOP attacks dwindle.


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Daily Real Clear Politics Polling Numbers 4/18/14 to 4/24/14…

Thursday, April 24
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Obama Job Approval The Economist/YouGov Approve 41, Disapprove 56 Disapprove +15
President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 45, Disapprove 49 Disapprove +4
President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 45, Disapprove 54 Disapprove +9
Direction of Country The Economist/YouGov Right Direction 29, Wrong Track 60 Wrong Track +31
Congressional Job Approval The Economist/YouGov Approve 10, Disapprove 73 Disapprove +63
Colorado Senate – Gardner vs. Udall Quinnipiac Udall 45, Gardner 44 Udall +1
Florida Governor – Scott vs. Crist Rasmussen Reports Crist 45, Scott 39 Crist +6
North Carolina Senate – Republican Primary (May 6) SurveyUSA/Civitas (R) Tillis 39, Brannon 20, Harris 15, Grant 2, Alexander 1 Tillis +19
Colorado: Christie vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 42, Christie 42 Tie
Colorado: Paul vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Paul 48, Clinton 43 Paul +5
Colorado: Bush vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 45, Bush 40 Clinton +5
Colorado: Huckabee vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 45, Huckabee 44 Clinton +1

Wednesday, April 23
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 29, Wrong Track 63 Wrong Track +34
North Carolina Senate – Tillis vs. Hagan NY Times/Kaiser Hagan 42, Tillis 40 Hagan +2
North Carolina Senate – Brannon vs. Hagan NY Times/Kaiser Brannon 39, Hagan 41 Hagan +2
Arkansas Senate – Cotton vs. Pryor NY Times/Kaiser Pryor 46, Cotton 36 Pryor +10
Kentucky Senate – McConnell vs. Grimes NY Times/Kaiser Grimes 43, McConnell 44 McConnell +1
Louisiana Senate Open Primary (Nov. 4) NY Times/Kaiser Landrieu 42, Cassidy 18, Hollis 5, Maness 4 Landrieu +24
Colorado Governor – Beauprez vs. Hickenlooper Quinnipiac Hickenlooper 48, Beauprez 39 Hickenlooper +9
Colorado Governor – Gessler vs. Hickenlooper Quinnipiac Hickenlooper 48, Gessler 38 Hickenlooper +10
Colorado Governor – Tancredo vs. Hickenlooper Quinnipiac Hickenlooper 47, Tancredo 40 Hickenlooper +7
Colorado Governor – Kopp vs. Hickenlooper Quinnipiac Hickenlooper 47, Kopp 38 Hickenlooper +9
Wisconsin Governor – Walker vs. Burke PPP (D) Walker 48, Burke 45 Walker +3
Arkansas Governor – Hutchinson vs. Ross NY Times/Kaiser Ross 40, Hutchinson 41 Hutchinson +1

Tuesday, April 22
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Public Approval of Health Care Law FOX News For/Favor 39, Against/Oppose 56 Against/Oppose +17
2014 Generic Congressional Vote FOX News Democrats 41, Republicans 44 Republicans +3
Congressional Job Approval FOX News Approve 15, Disapprove 76 Disapprove +61
New York Governor – Astorino vs. Cuomo Siena Cuomo 58, Astorino 28 Cuomo +30
Monday, April 21
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Public Approval of Health Care Law Rasmussen Reports* For/Favor 45, Against/Oppose 51 Against/Oppose +6
2014 Generic Congressional Vote Rasmussen Reports Democrats 40, Republicans 41 Republicans +1
Kansas Governor – Brownback vs. Davis Rasmussen Reports Brownback 47, Davis 40 Brownback +7

Friday, April 18
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Obama Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 44, Disapprove 51 Disapprove +7
Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 25, Wrong Track 58 Wrong Track +33
Georgia Senate – Republican Primary (May 20) InsiderAdvantage Perdue 19, Kingston 15, Broun 11, Gingrey 9, Handel 13 Perdue +4
Kansas Senate – Roberts vs. Taylor Rasmussen Reports Roberts 50, Taylor 32 Roberts +18
Kansas Senate – Roberts vs. Sebelius Rasmussen Reports Roberts 54, Sebelius 37 Roberts +17
New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary WMUR/UNH* Paul 15, Christie 12, Ryan 13, Bush 7, Cruz 7, Walker 3, Rubio 2, Jindal 3 Paul +2
New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary WMUR/UNH Clinton 65, Warren , Biden 6, Cuomo 4, O’Malley 0, Schweitzer 0 Clinton +59
Florida 19th District Special Election – Republican Primary News-Press/WINK/PPP (D) Clawson 38, Benacquisto 19, Dreikorn 18, Kreegel 17 Clawson +19

…from Real Clear Politics….

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