Candidate unharmed and apparently not the intended target. A woman was seen being loaded into an ambulance with apparently non-life threatening wounds. Updates as available…
Coup over. Reports of mass reprisal. Untold number dead and missing. Obama issues warning but it’s unclear how that will effect the situation on the ground.
After news of coup…. Bartlett seen drinking (maybe heavily) with VP Biden. Rinehart portraying leadership quality. (FOX News – Drudge linked).
Coup enters second day
The international community is confident the Russian nuclear stockpile is secure. Rebels in control of presidential palace. No word on Putin. Russian troops are massing along Chechen boarder signaling Putin is still in control and coup may be originating from this region.
A coup attempt is underway in Russia. Not clear where Putin is or who is in control of armed forces.
GOP Base Discontent?
AM radio is losing it over Rineharts “bleeding heart sentimentalism.” Analysts like Rinehart’s move at compassionate conservatism, but his base isn’t sold. It remains unclear the effect on his fundraising.
Teamsters, AFL-CIO to dump Bartlett?
Declining blue collar wages and, what Rinehart campaign operatives describes as, Bartlett’s “open boarder policy” ignite discontent among labor. “How can we expect to earn a living wage when immigrants will work for so little” says Debby Dobbs, a UAW worker in Ohio.
New Polling Out: Rinehart in an interesting position
Polling shows young (millendial/GenY/GenX) professionals coming over to his campaign. White working class voters are still far from committed. Campaign expects gains in battleground states with professional class workers, but perhaps stagnation in rust-belt.