Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Keep Your Eye on Kanavas

This fighting between the Tommy Thompson camp and Club for Growth/Mark Neumann is certainly entertaining from my perspective. So I would certainly like it to keep going for as long as possible. At the same time I suggest that we keep an eye on other legitimate candidates like former state Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield). I have to imagine that he benefits from an escalating war between the two (perceived) frontrunners.

Here are my reasons for wanting to keep an eye on Kanavas:

  • The top two guys are apparently going to do his dirty work for him, blasting each other for months.
  • He is from the heart of the deepest red county in the state and that has to count for something in a Republican primary.
  • He's got to have some cred with the Republican Party and the establishment after being a state senator for about a decade.
  • We know that the Walker cult hates Mark Nuemann and they don't have much love for Tommy either. So where else are they going to go?
  • The sugar daddy arm of the Republican Party, WMC has rated him as being 100% in their pocket.
  • While the other two have been preparing to fight each other, Kanavas has been busy doing things like guest hosting Mark Belling's radio show (free air time).
  • During the straw poll at the Republican Party convention, they voted for Herman Cain for President and they voted for Kanavas for U.S. Senate. So he might have some of the nut crowd secured.

  • Now don't mistake this for being a prediction of who is going to actually win the Republican primary next year. Sorry, I don't make those kinds of predictions. But it is a simple reminder that Tommy and Mark Neumann are not the only credible candidates to watch.

    So go ahead and fully enjoy the Tommy/Neumann/CFG cage match but just don't forget to keep an extra eye on Kanavas and any other credible candidates that emerge.


    xoff said...

    I've said it before: I don't think anyone named Cannabis can win.

    Oh, it's Kanavas?

    Never mind.

    Anonymous said...

    It's pronounced CAN-OF-AS