Via Public Policy Polling, we see that Republicans aren’t unified, but the Dems sure are:
Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch leads Republican Mark Sanford 47-45 and ties Curtis Bostic at 43.
This is a Republican leaning district and Barack Obama’s approval rating in it is only 41% with 57% of voters disapproving of him. But Democrats are far more unified than the Republicans are. Busch is winning 87-89% of the Democratic vote while Sanford (76%) and Bostic (72%) are both earning less than 80% of the GOP vote. Busch is also up by 16-18 points with independent voters.
Here’s something that should crack you up:
Stephen Colbert’s favorability rating of 36% in the district is higher than Sanford’s 34%, and only 27% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Well now, that’s a good sign considering Stephen Colbert has said he will even break character to help his sister’s House campaign, and he has.
ABC News’ Benjamin Bell asked Karl Rove what he thought about the above question from a viewer via Facebook:
Via ABC news, to spare you from having to watch the entire video, the relevant segment about Colbert starts at about 3:13.
How do you feel about Stephen Colbert’s big Canned Ham rendition of your head?
“Well, look, he’s an entertainer so he gets to be funny and exaggerate things and so forth. Though I have to admit, when he took out the knife and started stabbing it, I think he might need a little bit of professional counseling on his anger management issues.
“I don’t know whether that was working out his inner feelings, or encouraging maybe someone to maybe mimic him or just sort of being funny. But there was a little bit of, you know, anxiety in his stabs there, so…”
Below is the Colbert Report segment in question. Color me biased, but IMHO, Colbert the Comedian doesn’t appear anxious or angry. Oh that’s right, Rove is the master of projection.
I wonder what kind of management Karl Rove thinks he himself might need after all his lies and smear campaigns.
What kind of management might he need after making a total ass of himself on live TV as he went into full-on denial on election night, suffering a meltdown when Ohio was called for President Obama?
What kind of management would be appropriate after he “scared” people with “this Orwellian sense that black helicopters” will confiscate guns?
Stephen Colbert has said he will break character to help his sister’s House campaign, and she will need all the help she can get. While it true that last night Elizabeth Colbert Busch won 96% of the vote and the Democratic Party nomination in a special primary election, there was this tidbit in the Los Angeles Times:
Turnout on Tuesday was light, with three times more ballots cast in the Republican primary than in the Democratic race. A little more than 15% of the voters in the district cast ballots.
Mark Sanford survived a 16-way Republican primary and will compete in a runoff. He got 37 percent of the vote, which means a whole lot of voters wanted anybody but him.
With Stephen Colbert in the mix, a Sanford vs. Colbert will be interesting to say the least. But Sanford does have the edge in South Carolina, and Colbert Busch needs Democratic voters to get out there and cast their ballots. She has her work cut out for her, even against someone as sleazy as C-Streeter Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford.
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