It's September 1, and the Nebraska Democrats still do not have a candidate for Governor.
Or Secretary of State. Or Attorney General. Or Treasurer. Or Auditor. The list of offices goes on and on.
And it's not for a lack of trying. Based upon reports from Nebraska Democrats and the political press, Sen. Ben Nelson has been beating the bushes looking for a candidate who is crazy enough to challenge Governor Dave Heineman. Yes, that same Dave Heineman who has a 63 percent approval rating among Nebraska voters according to a recent poll by the liberal Daily Kos.
The NEGOP will give Sen. Nelson credit when credit is due. He can be a very persuasive man when he has to be. Some have even called him a sycophant.
Just ask Stormy Dean, Tony Raimondo or any of the other failed Democrat candidates Ben Nelson has worked hard to convince to run for public office.
So, if you are a Nebraska Democrat and Ben Nelson calls, you might want to think twice before taking his call.