If he really wants to be a U.S. Senator, Steve Lonegan should eliminate the words ‘Obama’ and ‘Obamacare’ from his stump speech and talking points. He should never say the phrase ‘Republican backbone” in public again.
Despite the recent scandals in the IRS, State Department and Justice Department, the president remains popular. 48% of American voters still approve of the president according to the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll released Sunday. It is a safe bet that New Jersey voters, who reelected President Obama by 18% only 8 months ago, have a higher regard for the president than rest of the country.
Running against Barack Obama in New Jersey is a losing strategy. Running against ‘Washington’ works. Running against the IRS, government eavesdropping, raising healthcare costs and the anemic economy works. Running for liberty and prosperity works. Running for jobs, better education, better healthcare and less government intrusion into our personal lives works.
‘Republican backbone’ sounds scary to most New Jersey voters who are not Republican.
Unless a well known and well funded Republican we haven’t heard about shows up in Trenton with 1000 valid signatures to get on the Special Primary ballot this afternoon, we’ll be calling Steve Lonegan the presumptive GOP nominee for Senate tomorrow.