Thursday, May 11, 2006

On Why Franklin Lost

Tully reports his column tomorrow will be on the upcoming Congressional race between Julia Carson and Erik Dickerson and why Ron Franklin lost the primary. I won't come as any surprise to anyone that the Marion County GOP screwed the pooch on this one. From Political Junkie:

Franklin said political advisors assured him Dickerson was no real threat, that he didn't need to spend money on TV or radio advertising in the days leading up to the primary. That's hard to believe, as even pontificating pundits around town knew Dickerson was a formidable candidate. And Dickerson's campaign was plenty visible, with advertising and a Mitch Daniels-like RV rolling through town.

The comments section over at Tully's blog promises to be a real hoot over the next few days. There's no question that there's plenty of blame to go around. The Marion County GOP for being arrogant enough to think they could win and Franklin for being stupid enough to believe them.


At Thu May 11, 06:59:00 PM, Blogger Brian D. said...

I believe IndyGOP would have slated Dickerson instead of Franklin, but Dickerson got involved into the political process to late. Franklin was already slated. IndyGOP said they would have loved to slate Dickerson, but it was too late.

The conspiracy theorist in me is wondering if IndyGOP said Dickerson wasn't a threat to make sure Frnaklin wouldn't mount any real campaign. Franklin loses, IndyGOP gets the candidate they want and the entire process is a result of democracy in action.

Dickerson better give Juila a run for the money (and win) or I'll be mad.

At Thu May 11, 08:34:00 PM, Anonymous braingirl said...

My understanding was that Dickerson only missed the deadline by 2 hours. He got his applications in as soon as he heard about it.


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