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erowe1
02-17-2010, 09:32 AM
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John Taylor
02-17-2010, 09:46 AM
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Strong work.

angelatc
02-17-2010, 09:48 AM
I'm really sad that we have to work against DeMint in this instance. I've been hanging around here too long, because I have to wonder why they like Marlin whats-his-name over this Hostettler?

erowe1
02-17-2010, 10:25 AM
I'm really sad that we have to work against DeMint in this instance. I've been hanging around here too long, because I have to wonder why they like Marlin whats-his-name over this Hostettler?

I really don't know. But in the intro to the survey the one thing they mentioned as a negative for Hostettler was his opposition to the Iraq war, which is actually one of the biggest positives he has. There may be other things they have against him behind closed doors. But that's the one thing they say publicly.

itshappening
02-17-2010, 11:46 AM
Greg Fettig of Noblesville, Indiana - the president of "Hoosier Patriots" - said Steele agreed with those in the meeting who griped that the Republican Party had abandoned its principles. "He admitted that Republicans from 1994, from that point until today, had strayed away from their Republican values," Fettig said.

Fettig said he asked the chairman if national Republicans had recruited former Sen. Dan Coats into the Indiana Senate race, which already featured several Republican candidates before Coats declared his candidacy earlier this month. Steele, he said, assured him that was not the case. Fettig said Tea Party activists in Indiana are "adamantly against" Coats' candidacy.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/16/steele-appeases-tea-party-activists-in-lengthy-meeting/?fbid=cukei-px4Sb

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erowe , you need to speak to this guy

erowe1
02-17-2010, 12:00 PM
Steele, he said, assured him that was not the case.

Then Steele lied. There has already surfaced proof in the form of an email from RNC member Jim Bopp that they did that. Plus Coats has pretty much confirmed it in statements he's made himself about the circumstances leading to his entering the race.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32922.html

If you're a politics junkie you might recognize the name Jim Bopp, because he's the same RNC member who recently came up with the GOP purity test idea for funding candidates. He also was the main orchestrator of the Indiana GOP's behind the scenes misbehavior in changing their convention rules at the last minute to prevent delegates at the state GOP convention from having a say over whom we sent to the national convention, for fear that we might have elected Ron Paul supporting delegates if not for those rule changes.
http://hoosierpundit.blogspot.com/2008/06/ignorance-is-bliss-i-suppose.html

At the time that the backroom deal between Bopp and Coats was going on, Pence had already decided not to run (we know that because Coats was their backup plan), and there had already been a Rasmussen poll showing Pence ahead of Bayh within the margin of error, and John Hostettler behind Bayh within the margin of error.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/indiana/election_2010_indiana_senate

Now, as it turns out, in the only poll that's been taken with Coats' name in it, Hostettler does better against Bayh than Coats does.
http://www.dailykos.com/statepoll/2010/2/10/IN/443

This is not at all unpredictable to me. Coats is clearly not the draw that Pence is. So the question I ask is, when we already have a candidate who's polling within the margin of error of Bayh, why would Bopp pull Coats out of retirement when Coats isn't even clearly a stronger candidate? Isn't there a certain measure of plausibility to the notion that the reason is not because the RNC is just as much opposed to Hostettler winning as they are to Bayh winning?