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Two Signs It’s Over for Sam Page

October 29th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

One, it’s not a good sign – especially to your supporters – when you’re sending out the “we gave it our best shot, but we came up a little short” email a week before the election. This email was supposedly sent to us from Dr. Page’s wife Jenny:

“Let me thank you for working so hard on Sam’s behalf. We’re so grateful for all the hours that you gave for mailings, phone-calls, getting signs out and spreading the word about Sam…The children and I have had a front row seat. Logan, our 10 year old, continues to question why the election isn’t over already or why it was even necessary.”

And second, it’s also not a good sign when you’re losing by nine points to a Republican incumbent in a decidedly Democrat year. To add insult to injury, your party has nominated an African American as their presidential nominee, and you can’t even secure the support of prominent African American Democrats!

From PubDef:

“Kinder support of economic development and education reform has also earned him the support of several prominent black business and education leaders, many of whom have thrown fundraisers for Kinder here in St. Louis, like the one we covered back in April. That event featured a host committee that included several well-known black Democrats, including St. Louis Argus Publisher Eddie Hasan, developer Tony Thompson, attorney Rufus Tate, and Sal Martinez, among others.

There were also several Democrats in attendance, including Alderman Freeman Bosley, Sr.; Tom Shepard, chief of staff for Aldermanic President Lewis Reed; former State Rep. Betty Thompson; and former alderman and Anheuser-Busch executive Wayman Smith.” Read more…

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  • 1 Jason // Oct 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I see your point but I received the same letter from Page’s wife and didn’t think it was a throwing in the towel letter as much as a warm n fuzzy attempt to make their base feel loved.

  • 2 MoBoy // Oct 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I think the headline should be 2 signs Peter Kinder is in trouble:
    #1) Kinder is an incumbent that trails in 3 other credible polls by at least 1%;
    #2) Kinder is a Republican in a down ballot race that is shaping up to be very Pro Democratic!

    Kinder is backed by Roe – but the gig is up, because we all know the tell tail signs of a Roe backed candidate a no one is going to fall for it.

    Get on your bike, Peter, and ride into the sunset – but maybe you should re-decorate your office 1 more time before you go!!!

  • 3 JasonB // Oct 29, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Kinder doesn’t have to worry about Obama or Nixon coat tails – there won’t be any.

    The Obama phenomenon is not very deep – star struck followers at best. Should Obama actually catch the car he is chasing – most of his star struck followers will regret their support and give rise to a republican revolution beginning in 2010.

    Nixon has no coat tails. The only reason Nixon is so far ahead is because Hulshof is so far behind. Nixon isn’t a star – he is just not challenged by somebody who has run a campaign against him. So many places I have been this fall that would otherwise vote Republican claim not to have even seen Hulshof. Nixon was vulnerable – Hulshof has failed to take adavantage.

    The “conventional” wisdom that this is a democrat year beyond the top level offices is not wisdom at all. Any incumbent republican who takes the time to actually campaign will likely be successful. Open seats may be a different story but some incumbent democrats are also under fire and could well lose.

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