Drew Carey, Republican hero! Or maybe not

Tom Jackson
Mar 16, 2011

 

Drew Carey is being touted as a possible Republican senator. He just has to get over his dislike of Republicans, and deal with the fact that Republican voters don't like him.

In a January blog post, I mentioned an article in Politico that claimed that Sherrod Brown, the Democratic U.S. senator elected from Ohio in 2006, is expected to face a tough race in 2012.

A new poll by Public Policy Polling contradicts that assertion. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee released several polls showing Brown with anywhere from a 15-point to a 19-point lead.

It's still a long way until November 2012, so it's pretty early to talk about this.

One oddity of PPP's poll: It said that Drew Carey did as well as any possible Republican challenger, trailing by only 15 points (49-34.)

That's weird, and not just because Carey is a comedian and game-show host who lives in California (although he's from Cleveland.) Carey is well-known as a Libertarian rather than a Republican. He's filmed videos for Reason magazine, the country's best-known Libertarian publication.

In 2008, when Carey was asked who he plans to vote for in the 2008 election, he answered, "Anybody but McCain/Palin. Seriously. I'm begging you."

Carey said he voted for the Libertarian candidate in 2004 and 2000. When he was asked what he would miss most about the Bush administration, he left the answer blank.

Even the PPP concedes that Democrats like Carey better than Republicans do, and that Carey has expressed no interest in running for Senate.

 

Comments

BIG G

Drew Carey for Governor...after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. That is the next step just look at Jesse Ventura Wrestler to Governor.

Pete

I just wish we would get a Representative that looks like Kristi Noem.

Be a VAST VAST improvement over Marcy! And a lady like Kristi cannot be any worse of a Rep than Marcy

6079 Smith W

 

 Yep! Mr. Carey is a Libertarian, not a Repub.

As a U.S. Senator I would at least expect him to be a lot funnier than that *ss clown Al Franken.

I've voted Libertarian for Prez since 1992. Andre Marrou won Dixville Notch!

And after flippin' a coin in the booth, I even held my nose and voted for Repub-turned-Libertarian Barr in '08.

Reads like wishful thinking on someone's part.

Keep Mr. Brown for comic relief - OH obviously needs further lessons in humility.

 

SamAdams

Would I vote for Drew Carey over Sherrod Brown? He11, yes! But then I'd vote for Brutus over Sherrod Brown... It's not that I think that much of Brutus, mind you. It's that I think that much less of Brown.

Democracy is the theory that the voters deserve what they get, and they deserve to get it good and hard. Thanks to Brown (and a few select uber-left others), we are.

Pete

S. Connie Brown doesn't do anything his wife doesn't tell him to. Ever read her articles?

goofus

Huh? Durwood Brown leads in a poll, over who? With no announced candidate and alot of speculation, do  you realize how stupid this whole article is?  Tom Jackson, do you blog under the name Brutus? Have you ever looked up the one candidate that will blow the doors off Durwood Brown, being Josh Mandel? Geeez!

brutus smith

 Repubs will be a distant memory in 2012. They will be in the wilderness for 40 years like after the 1st Depression they caused.

6079 Smith W
@ Muffin:   “1st Depression”? ROFLMAO!!!!   Your ignorance of U.S. economic history knows no bounds.   There have been numerous economic downturns in U.S. history:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recessions_in_the_United_States   Ol' Borrow, Print and Spend Obie is setting the stages for the next financial blow up!    ----------------   Happy St. Patrick’s Day to our Irish President: O’Bama!      
Kottage Kat

Mr.Smith,

being Irish.  WELLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goofus

Hmmm, the depression forty years ago, Hmmmm, oh that recession was caused by Paul Volker raising interest rates to stem the unbridled inflation Jimmy Carter caused. Now we have a recession and inflation is starting already with food prices under Jimmy Carter II. Can gas lines be far behind ROFLMAO.

brutus smith

 At 1st I thought you 2 acted dumb. Now I know it isn't an act. goofy, 1st Depression, 1930's ring a bell? The light is on but nobody is home in right wing nuthouse.

6079 Smith W

@ Muffin:

The Great Depression was not the "1st Depression" no matter how much you ignorantly want it to be so.

Prior to the 30s, depressions were often referred to as "panics."

The lesson's over; have a nice collectivist day Cupcake. 

  

 

 

goofus

I actually misread Brutus's comment, sorry, I guess he was talking about the Great Depression that FDR couldn't get us out of until WWII, and then it was the housing boom after WWII that really got out of it coupled with the Eisenhower presidency.

 

goofus

Brutus, in the true spirit of St. Paddy's day, Slainte     pog mo thoin!!!

TaxpayJerK

Blah blah LIBERAL?

BLah blah UNION?

I'm confused. Ha! Ha!  (drool,)

KURTje

Goof....err Winston why so many postings since both names = 1one person?    gawd

supra

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March 17, 2011

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Sherrod Brown admits free trade in oil will save us (and himself)


 

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You may have heard that there was an election in Ohio last year. Popular Governor Ted Strickland (D) was defeated in his re-election campaign by John Kasich (R), and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher (D) was crushed in the Senate race by former Bush advisor Rob Portman (R).

Senator Sherrod Brown (D) has sure noticed. He’s also noticed that gas prices are going up, and up, and up since Barack Obama took office, skyrocketing from under $2/gal to over $3.50/gal, an increase of about 75%.

So what does a Democrat (and Daily Kos darling) who has built a career by crusading against international trade do, when his career is on the line in 2012? Why, become a champion of trade, of course.

 

Yes, hidden in this piece in The Hill is an admission from Sherrod Brown that one key component of our economic recovery must be trade, nay, globalization in oil:

Another comes from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who has urged the State Department to press oil-producing nations to increase their production while the U.S. economy continues to recover from the 2008 financial collapse.

This is pure hypocrisy on Brown’s part. He’ll prescribe trade restrictions all day and all night; Bush’s bilateral trade juggernaut was slowed up only by Democrat stonewalling in the Senate. But as soon as Brown looks at Kasich, looks at Portman, and realizes he’s the odd man out in 2012, he starts screaming for trade.

He’s making a crass flip on the issue simply to save his hide. When the pressure’s on, he caves and admits our way is better. I hope come next year Ohio remembers that Brown has admitted the failure of Democrat mercantilism, and so vote in somebody who will not only support free trade, but also support drilling for our own oil. Brown, in his desperate flailing to get re-elected, wants to increase our dependence on the Middle east and Venezuela, when we have perfectly good oil at home to use as well

Centauri

http://www.uscentrist.org/  America is 70% Centrist. So why are we letting 15% from the left and 15% from the right control our nation? We need to support Independent and Centrist candidates, or risk losing another election to special interests.

Perhaps the various third parties should combine into one to create a strong third party?

 

 

 

brutus smith

 Neil Stevens is a software engineer and online conservative activist in California. He is a freelance contributor for the Examiner Opinion Zone blog, a contributing editor at RedState.com, and the founder of UnlikelyVoter.com.

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