I am about to blow a lid over here. Once again, NC Spin has stuck its foot in its mouth.
I dont like these people, and take most of what they write with a grain of salt (assuming I read it at all).
In their most recent email is this little gem:
Congressman Brad Miller has decided he won’t run against Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole for the US Senate in 2008. Miller isn’t that unhappy with his current gig and sees the Senate race as risky
Except that is just a bold faced lie. Brad Miller has not made a decision yet.
They go on to say that the national party is courting Roy Cooper, something that may in fact be true.
Now, I too have my sources. In case you missed it, Brad recently cancelled a campaign kickoff event until he could make a decision. You dont cancel an event because you are thinking of running for higher office and then two days later make a decision against running for higher office. Well, you could, but Brad Miller isnt an idiot.
But, what is my biggest reason for saying that Brad has not made up his mind yet? Because he hasnt contacted us. Now, that might sound a little egotistical, but its common knowledge that Brad is not only committed to the netroots, but trusts us, because we believe in him and have given him reasons to trust us. Quite frankly, knowing the record of NC Spin, and knowing many of their sources, I can gurantee you that we would know days before they did.
Even though I am annoyed that NC Spin has created a false story about a man I respect, I am actually thrilled by this. NC Spin is often a mouthpiece for conservative talking points. Their radio show is often graced by people like Chris Fitzsimon only because he is not afraid of anyone, and because they are non partisan.
If they are saying that Brad isnt in and that he is afraid of Elizabeth Dole it is because they are freaked out by him, and know that he would beat her.