Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Renee Elmers was the first member of Congress to receive an endorsement from Donald Drumpf. Yesterday, Renee Ellmers lost her Republican primary. Whoops!
Five weeks after he clinched his nomination, June 7 was not a good day for Drumpf — especially when you add Hillary's second rock-'em-sock-'em stemwinder in less than a week and Donald's own deflated performance in front of... how many people? About 12?
"I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle, and I will never, ever let you down," he said, sounding like he had been paddled. What major-party presumptive nominee has ever had to give a speech like that?
The nonexistent Drumpf coattails also showed up in California, which he had earlier boasted he would carry in the fall: The Golden State's GOP failed to land a candidate in the top-two contest to succeed retiring Senator Barbara Boxer. (Congrats, Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez!)
Memo to Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey and whatever hapless Republican vies for Baby Marco's Senate seat: You may want to take note.
Memo to Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, Charles Grassley and John McCain: Don't be so sure of yourselves. We cats PURR.