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Mar 05 2013

Steve Deace to Run for Senate?

With the retirement of Tom Harkin, Iowa Republicans are jockeying for position for a run at their party’s nomination to take that seat. Rep. Steve King seems to be the leading candidate if he chooses to run, but if he doesn’t he could be replaced by someone even crazier, right wing talk show host Steve Deace:

Iowa radio host Steve Deace will look seriously at running for Senate if conservative Rep. Steve King passes.

The nationally-syndicated commentator, who fashions himself a “conservative blowtorch,” put Karl Rove and Republican Gov. Terry Branstad on notice Thursday that no establishment-favored candidate will skate to the nomination – a warning that heightens the possibility of a bloody primary in a state the GOP must win in any realistic scenario to take the Senate next year.

“I think that it’s Steve King time to take the next step,” Deace told POLITICO. “Him running is sort of necessary to show that Karl Rove cannot pick our candidate. If King decides not to run, then I think it’s very important that someone who actually shares the principles that have made King so popular with conservatives across Iowa runs for that seat.”

Oh please. Pretty please.

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  1. 1
    Dave Maier

    “Him running is sort of necessary to show that Karl Rove cannot pick our candidate.”

    I’m not a grammar nazi or anything (most of the time), but how exactly does he think this parses? “Him” is the object of …. ?

  2. 2
    holytape

    Even if there is a 1 in Graham’s number chance of him winning that is too great of a chance. Can he just run for dog catcher? That way we can laugh at him, without the remote possibility that he comes in contact with real power.

  3. 3
    d.c.wilson

    Nobody lobbying Michele Bachmann to jump states and run? She was born in Iowa, after all.

  4. 4
    cottonnero

    Is Steve Deace the plural of Steve Doocy?

  5. 5
    dan4

    It’s pretty unlikely at this point that King won’t run, so the entire premise behind the article is pretty silly.

  6. 6
    Ichthyic

    the entire premise behind the article is pretty silly.

    yes, nobody should be worried that idiots like teapartiers will make it into office and cause significant damage. I do recall those same sentiments being said before the 2010 elections.

    ….and the inevitable idiocracy proceeds apace.

  7. 7
    Michael Heath

    I feel let down after reading the blog post title. I thought this might be the blond idiot on Fox and Friends; then Ed and cottonero @ 4 have to go and burst my bubble.

  8. 8
    dan4

    @6: Uh, BOTH King and Deace are teapartiers, so I don’t know what you’re going on about.

  9. 9
    skinnercitycyclist

    “Him running is sort of necessary to show that Karl Rove cannot pick our candidate.”

    I’m not a grammar nazi or anything (most of the time), but how exactly does he think this parses? “Him” is the object of …. ?

    The proper construction (“His running is sort of necessary…”) is beyond the grammatical powers of most Americans.

    Also,

    The nationally-syndicated commentator, who fashions himself a “conservative blowtorch,”

    indicates another nail in the coffin of appropriate word choice….

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