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Friday Ramblings with Robert

September 24, 2010
tags: Bennie Thompson, Gene Taylor, Travis Childers, Alan Nunnelee, 2010 House, MS-01, Bill Marcy, MS-04, Steven Palazzo, MS-03, MS-02, Fair Tax, French protest
by Robert

Fair Tax Me or Not?

We have seen the constant attempts by Travis Childers campaign to link Alan Nunnelee to the Fair Tax movement that is popular with several conservative groups.  Nunnelee seems uncommitted to the idea at this point, but takes a diplomatic stance to explore all avenues.  It is wrong of the Childers campaign to erroneously say Nunnelee supports this plan, but if that is all Childers has as ammo for Nunnelee then the Republican should feel pretty good about the situation.  The Fair Tax I think is hit or miss.  I like the idea of eliminating all income and various other taxes by the government, but I do not think people are ready for the sticker shock of a 23% sales tax when they go to the grocery store.  It is definitely something to think about though and I think that is why Nunnelee took the stance he did on it.

While Some People In France Worked

Our middle of the day protests here in America have nothing on what the good hard-working people of France can pull off.  A crowd of 1 million French showed up across the country yesterday to protest the increase of the retirement age in France from 60 to 62.  This is a shining example of what labor unions and socialist ideas can do when they have the power.  Right now that is where we are, here in America, with an administration that favors socialism and is always willing to give labor unions a hand.  We should look no further than our neighbors in Europe if we want to see how well socialism has worked.  Hopefully, enough people have been scared straight by some of the things we have seen from our leaders in Washington and will take America off the road to sweeping socialism before it is too late.  We have the chance in November to begin that journey, but it will be up to the American people to decide if that is what they want from their federal government.  If opinion polling is any indication the majority of Americans does not like where we are headed as a country.

Hopefully The Only Race Childers Wins

Well it looks like Childers won a race this fall, but hopefully it will be the last one.  This Childers is Lauren, the daughter of Travis.  Congratulations to her for winning the Miss Ole Miss election held this week, but we can always hope that her dad is not able to follow in her footsteps with a win in November.  Here is the celebratory photo from The Daily Mississippian, she is the second one from the left.

Inside My Mind: Congressional Predictions

We are just weeks away from a highly anticipated election day not only here in Mississippi, but across the nation and I wanted to share with you what I am thinking right now on how the Congressional races will shake out here in the Magnolia State.  Keep in mind these are completely unscientific and I have no polling data.

MS-01 Travis Childers vs. Alan Nunnelee

Nunnelee wins by 8 points (53-45-2).  Everybody thinks it is close, but I just have a feeling that right now Nunnelee is in command of this race as Childers has done a very poor job of campaigning for another term.

MS-02 Bennie Thompson vs. Bill Marcy

Thompson retains seat by 16 points (58-42).  Bill Marcy is giving Bennie the best challenge he has ever had potentially, but the deck is heavily stacked against any Republican in this district.

MS-03 Gregg Harper vs. Joel Gill

Harper retains seat by 40 points (70-30).  Harper won easily in 2008, which was a bad year to be a Republican and he will only win even easier this year.

MS-04 Gene Taylor vs. Steven Palazzo

Gene Taylor retains seat by 11 points (55-44-1).  Taylor as expected is touting his conservative side and will be hard to beat in November.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. DLSL permalink
    September 24, 2010 10:08 am

    I think the 4th district will be closer than you think. I talk to a lot more people that are tired of Taylor than ones that still like him. A lot of them (including myself) have voted for him in the past, but can no longer stomach the antics of his party. At the end of the day, he still has that pesky “D” next to his name.

  2. Doug permalink
    September 24, 2010 10:20 am

    And that “D” now stands for “The Socialist Party”.

  3. commenter permalink
    September 24, 2010 1:14 pm

    socalclisms!! wrunnnn!

    it’d be good if you undestood basic political ideologies.

  4. Glinda permalink
    September 24, 2010 4:14 pm

    Robert if you can pull numbers out of thin air, so can I.

    D1 – I think you give Nunnelee too big of a lead. Just from looking at the demographics I believe it will be more like – 52-46-2 Nunelee by 6
    D2 – 55-45 = Thompson by 10 – Looking at the historic numbers this is possible.
    D3 – I agree with your numbers
    D4 – 50-49-1 Palazzo by 1 – I predict this one will be so close that the Libertarian will be a factor and could even spoil the race for Palazzo.

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