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Sat Jun 14, 2014, 09:58 PM

Does anyone have any idea what Dave Brat is up to since he beat Cantor?

IIRC the last anyone heard from him is when he said he didn't have a "well-crafted" answer to whether he thought there should be a minimum wage. OTOH, Jack Trammell is campaigning.

Two explanations for this:

One is he thinks the office is his just because he's a Republican in the 7th District of Virginia. He might want to ask Senator Coakley how that went.

The other is his handlers and the Koch Brothers know he's not going to wait until October to claim he isn't a witch and that he can fix the "out of control Senate" with Second Amendment remedies, and they would prefer the election not be over before the Fourth of July. Which would lead one to the conclusion they rented from the Taliban the steel box Bowe Bergdahl was kept in, and they're using it to store their candidate until two weeks before election day.

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Reply Does anyone have any idea what Dave Brat is up to since he beat Cantor? (Original post)
jmowreader Jun 2014 OP
randome Jun 2014 #1
yeoman6987 Jun 2014 #5
HooptieWagon Jun 2014 #8
Prophet 451 Jun 2014 #2
elleng Jun 2014 #3
Kennah Jun 2014 #4
NV Whino Jun 2014 #6
elias49 Jun 2014 #7
Blue_Tires Jun 2014 #9

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:01 PM

1. I bet he's studying up on economics.


You have to play the game to find out why you're playing the game. -Existenz

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Response to randome (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:36 PM

5. Jack must work harder than Brat

Jack is starting at a 6 percent deficit right out the gate. Hopefully Jack wins this, but it won't be easy.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 12:36 AM

8. Trammel down 6 in that district?

That's damn good. He's got a real chance.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:01 PM

2. Bit of both, I think n/t

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:05 PM

3. I suspect his 'handlers' are working on an approach,

likely including negatives re: Jack Trammell. , Trammell, on the other hand, has been out and about! https://www.facebook.com/trammell4va

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:23 PM

4. Comparing his penis to his gun?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 11:27 PM

6. In a room somewhere

Going, "Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh shit!"

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 11:34 PM

7. I'm SO hoping he implodes like so many other tea-baggers.

He might be smarter than some, but he's an academic...he's not a politician. I think he's gonna have trouble if they let him out of his cage. Esp having beaten Cantor...savvy news people are gonna want to know: "Who the fuck ARE you?"

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Jun 15, 2014, 12:40 AM

9. I imagine his big-money GOP consultants are in "grooming and re-branding" mode

and they aren't going to let Brat see the light of day until he's ready for prime time with a well-crafted, concrete message...

They had to hide him...Brat's interviews were absolutely frightening, and being unfiltered in the news cycle for another week would have sunk him for certain...

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