Ken vs. Anti-Ken

April 29, 2009 at 1:10pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

We’ve got Ken “The Hammer” Svoboda telling his tale in the Journal Star today. And then we’ve got the Nebraska Democratic Party and their anti-Ken website.

From a voter perspective—and particularly from a middle-of-the-road voter perspective—which approach is more compelling? Ken’s “I’m a victim” approach, or the anti-Kens’ disembodied bobble-head, mocking approach?

Reply to this post

The Comments

Fletch April 29, 2009 at 2:06pm

I hate the approach of the anti-Ken website. And I don’t say that as a Ken supporter or apologist. I would feel the same way regardless of the candidate. It’s the lowest-common-denominator approach that hurts us for two reasons:

1) I think it keeps top-notch people from running for office. Why would anyone really want to put themselves through that? Or put their families through that?

2) It turns people off to all politics, and to the process, and leads people to stay home from the polls and bitch and moan about how all politicians are the same.

It would be nice (I understand this is a pipe dream) if a candidate could stand on his or her own merits, and state his positions on the issues, and let voters decide which candidate they are most aligned with and vote accordingly.

Matthew Platte April 29, 2009 at 3:19pm

In a remarkable gambit to maintain minority status, the anti-Ken crowd shamelessly steals from Turd Blossom’s playbook.

Yes, Fletch: issues? Not from this season’s Democrats.  The issues voter is left to pick among the incumbents who, by virtue of their public record, have taken a stand on issues.

Dave K April 29, 2009 at 6:00pm

I’m not a big fan of Svoboda.  I didn’t vote for him in the primary and wasn’t planning on voting for him in the general.  However, if the Nebraska Democratic Party is attacking him, then there must be something good about him.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

The Blogs

Syndication icon

Toolbox