The one question that is on the minds of Americans, coast to coast is: “Can Orly Taitz win?” While Taitz’s advertising budget reaches just north of absolute zero, her personal appearances at every Republican gathering that would let her in, has not gone unnoticed.
“For professional Republicans right now, the main tactic in regards to Orly Taitz is prayer,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College and a longtime observer of California politics.
One by one, Orly has racked up endorsements from the fringes of her party. There are no polls for these minor races and the difference between victory and defeat could be simple name recognition. (When was Dunn ever on The Comedy Channel?)
TPM Muckraker reports:
The longtime Birther agitator and dentist who is now running for the GOP secretary of state nomination in California was a “special guest” of the Republican Jewish Coalition at the group’s “annual summer bash” at the Beverly Hills Hilton Sunday. Also in attendance: GOP heavyweights Republican Jewish Coalition, former Senator Norm Coleman, and California Senate candidates Chuck DeVore and Carly Fiorina.
The program for the event, touted by Taitz on her website, lists about 15 “Special Guests” including Coleman, Reps. Connie Mack (R-FL), Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), Edward Royce (R-CA), and Taitz. Speakers included Rove, who gave the keynote and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (with whom Taitz is already acquainted).
Add to that the luck of the draw: Orly is listed first on the ballot! Taitz is listed as an attorney, Dunn a Real Estate Agent.
In Georgia, where the polls are closed, former state lawmaker Tom Graves, who had the backing of the Atlanta Tea Party, has won a special election for a House seat left vacant by long-time Republican Rep. Nathan Deal, who stepped down to run for governor. Graves, 40, will fill the remainder of Deal’s term.
For further information:
- Politico.com – GOP bad dream: Birther on ticket
- Washington Post – Can Orly Taitz win in California?
- TPM Muckraker – Republican Jewish Coalition Hosts Birther Taitz As ‘Special Guest’ At Annual Bash
Polls in California close at 8 PM Pacific time Stay tuned to the Obama Conspiracy Theories for breaking news through the evening. Official state results are published on the California Secretary of State web site.