For the past few weeks, every story on the Democratic Senate primary has mentioned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a D.C. fundraiser for Lee Fisher as yet another sign of the Fisher campaign’s awesomeness.

And yet, I know I’m not the only Democrat who thinks that Harry Reid’s support has some downside (after all, currently polling shows Reid getting blown out of the water in his re-election campaign next year in Nevada.)? The Fisher campaign’s website conspicuously omits any reference to Senate Majority Leader Reid’s support.

This is the same campaign website that’s been updated to continue to shamelessly promote the endorsement of David Plouffe, even though Plouffe’s company is a paid political consultant to the Fisher campaign.

Have you also noticed that while the Old Media has been quick to point out Fisher’s money and endorsements, they never mention the fact that Fisher has been dropping in the polls while Brunner has been rising?? Funny how the polling in the race started to get ignored the second it stopped favoring Fisher, isn’t it?

But what do I know?? I’m just some unpaid blogger interviewing Jennifer Brunner tomorrow with Eric and Tim on Afghanistan.? Why listen to me?? Clearly, Joe Hallett of the Columbus Dispatch has this whole Democratic Senate primary thing figured out.

 
  • anastasjoy

    Actually, Modern, the fundraiser IS mentioned on Fisher's site, the first place I went to look after I read it here (I don't read the mainstream media's reports on this race ? or much of anything else political ? because I think they are slanted, out of touch and unreliable). I notice he isn't making a big deal of it, but I chalked that up to the weirdly uneven way Fisher's campaign choose to foreground things. I can't figure out what his campaign plan is here other than “raise lots of money.”

    I don't think Reid's support has just “some” downside ? I think when it comes to Democratic voters, the downside is enormous. Democratic voters simply aren't looking for “Harry Reid Democrats” next year. Once again, I think Fisher's desperation to blow Jennifer out of the race with money has led him to opt for short-term benefit (money) for long-term liability (The Democratic base has fastened on Harry Reid as the type of Democrat they don't like and don't want more of). Fisher's strategy seems to be to fight his way to the primary and then if he wins think about what he does next. It'll be too late at that point.

  • anastasjoy

    Actually, Modern, the fundraiser IS mentioned on Fisher's site, the first place I went to look after I read it here (I don't read the mainstream media's reports on this race ? or much of anything else political ? because I think they are slanted, out of touch and unreliable). I notice he isn't making a big deal of it, but I chalked that up to the weirdly uneven way Fisher's campaign choose to foreground things. I can't figure out what his campaign plan is here other than “raise lots of money.”

    I don't think Reid's support has just “some” downside ? I think when it comes to Democratic voters, the downside is enormous. Democratic voters simply aren't looking for “Harry Reid Democrats” next year. Once again, I think Fisher's desperation to blow Jennifer out of the race with money has led him to opt for short-term benefit (money) for long-term liability (The Democratic base has fastened on Harry Reid as the type of Democrat they don't like and don't want more of). Fisher's strategy seems to be to fight his way to the primary and then if he wins think about what he does next. It'll be too late at that point.

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