Because this site aspires to be blunt and honest (as opposed to mere cheerleader), here’s some sorta bad news: According to a poll conducted by something called Thomas Partners Strategies, Dana Rohrabacher holds a nine-point lead over Harley Rouda heading into Tuesday’s election. Here’s the info, from (eh) Breitbart.
Now, is this legitimate? I’m not sure. John Thomas, the head of the firm, is an arch-conservative Republican hired not to be honest and straight-forward, but to make sure members of the GOP triumph. As is the case with Rasmussen Reports, Thomas exists not to give us the legit, unfiltered, straight-up reality. No, he’s here to kill the hopes and dreams of Democrats.
So, take it for what it is.
That said—there’s a message here, and it’s this: Do not rest. Or, to be blunt, do not fucking rest. Today is Sunday. The election is Tuesday. Winning in the 48th, against an entrenched Republican, is not easy. Hell, just two years ago the Democratic candidate, Suzanne Savary, lost to Rohrabacher by nearly 17 percent. Here, take a look …
Now, with all due respect to Suzanne, Harley is a far better candidate, and a far better financed candidate. But if we don’t vote in huge numbers, and we don’t get every Democrat and independent and come-to-his/her-senses Republican to vote for Harley, all of this vanishes into the mist.
So don’t kick back.
PS: Interestingly, the Siena College, NYT poll has Harley up. So … who the hell knows?