Tuesday, July 27, 2010

'True Conservative' Nathan Dahm Falls Flat against Rep. Sullivan

Nathan Dahm ran to the right of Rep. John Sullivan in Oklahoma's First District—and came out a loser.

Dahm, who picked up the endorsement of the conservative (and utterly inconsequential) Tulsa Beacon, didn't break 20 percent, a sign that Tulsa-area voters were not impressed by the 'true conservative' label.

First District voters apparently forgave Sullivan's personal problems, which included a public admission of his alcoholism and a stay at the Betty Ford clinic.

Sullivan is campaigning as if he's the picture of health, with Voice-of-God ads showing him jogging along the Arkansas River.

In fact, Sullivan is Oklahoma's contribution to Washington's botanical garden, a rather colorless potted plant that takes up valuable space and contributes almost nothing to the good of the nation.

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