We believe that Ben truly would have run had he seen any glimmer of hope of being re-elected rather than routed. The numbers which the Republican party recently released were as accurate as any poll and indicated 59% of Nebraskans wanted a change in Nelson's senate seat and 63% wanted Obamacare repealed. The correlation of those numbers hasn't changed much since Nelsons's infamous sell-out to Obama on Christmas Eve two years ago and none of the efforts by himself to extort a million or more dollars for his vote to change the public opinion of him worked.
Nelson relished his 'importance' as the 'needed vote' on issues since he was first elected. Time after time under both Bush and Obama we saw him in his 'visits' to the White house and the president where he was somehow always the 'holdout' vote that needed cajoling and where he tried to extort what he could get in return for it. His self-serving egotistic mentality finally caught up with him on Obamacare, a vote the stench of which couldn't be covered up by liters of cologne millions of dollars of ads to confuse voters.
Nebraska's Judas will slowly begin to fade from memories as he pursues life once again in the private world. We and 60% of Nebraskans are glad this snake-oil salesman is finally going away. Good riddance!
With that said, we found today's Wall Street Journal editorial particularly instructive as to his demise and the meaning of that for his party--and HIS PARTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. Here is what they had to say: