…until it isn’t any more apparently.
Bonnie Jack, who was a Murkowski campaign elections observer for the count of absentee votes, sent out an email this morning. “Join us at the Kick-off of Senator Lisa’s campaign — with a theme of “write in her name in and fill in the oval.”
“Denai’na Convention Center, third floor and hopefully out on the sunny deck, 5 pm. Bring your family including children, friends and business associates. We plan to make history!”
I am dying to see Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer et/al going after Murkowski in the same way they were so anxious to go after Christine O’Donnell.
One of the things I found last weekend when interviewing Tea Party activists is they DO NOT trust the Republican Party. It is stuff like this that earns their distrust. Stacy McCain says this:
Lisa Murkowski is as consumed with pathological narcissism as her worst enemies said?
Jonah Goldberg gives an excellent analysis and concludes with this Zinger!
How is she anything more than Arlen Specter in a dress?
To Lisa I say this. I know it is hard to lose a race but you’ve got a family and a life. Don’t define yourself by an office. It looks really REALLY bad.
This is the first shot that will cumulative in the nomination of 2012 that will determine if the republican party becomes the majority party or dies. From what I’m seeing of the reaction of the establishment it doesn’t look promising.
Update: Jim Geraghty (who I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself to at the blogcon debate) said this:
the RINO-hunters have a point that the moderates never seem to be willing to compromise or put the party’s interest first.
and from HotAir reports from her announcement:
This is one woman who won’t quit on Alaska
Earth to Lisa, you didn’t quit, you were fired by the voters.