Warning: trigger_error() [function.trigger-error]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: Table './firedup_firedup/cache_page' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_page WHERE cid = 'http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/martin-questions-steelmans-campaign-skills-and-2012-viability' in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: header() [function.header]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: header() [function.header]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: header() [function.header]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: header() [function.header]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732
Martin Questions Steelman's Campaign Skills and 2012 Viability | Fired Up! Missouri
warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/firedup/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/firedup/public_html/includes/common.inc on line 153.

Martin Questions Steelman's Campaign Skills and 2012 Viability

In an interview with Politico's Dave Catanese, Ed Martin publicly expressed doubts about Sarah Steelman's ability to "run a 2010-2012 style campaign" and beat Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Asked if he thought Steelman could defeat McCaskill, Martin replied, "I'm really not sure.  I think it's a harder race for her.  I've never seen her run a 2010-2012 style campaign.  It's a different era."

The former chief of staff to Gov. Matt Blunt praised Steelman's competitiveness but added, "I don't think we should assume the first person who says they want to run, is the best person."

Martin said his ties to anti-abortion and economic conservatives across the state would give him a formidable base for any statewide office, including Attorney General or Secretary of State.  Depending on how redistricting goes, Martin could also run again for the 3rd Congressional District.

"I just think the top of the ticket is one of the most important things.  The U.S. Senate is going to be in the balance next cycle," he said, making clear where his ambitions lie.

Martin won praise and respect from many Republican insiders throughout the Show-Me state for the vigorous campaign he waged in a deeply blue Democratic district once represented by Dick Gephardt.

Catanese doesn't mention that Martin earned condemnation and lost respect when he vigorously peddled lame vote fraud conspiracies after losing in November, or mention that Martin's campaign's communications director called Martin "egotistical" and "shady" after the election, or mention any of the absolutely insane things Martin has said and done that will hamstring any and all of his political aspirations, but but providing the full picture about the Republicans who give him exclusive interviews and scoops doesn't seem to be Catanese's thing.

That said, I think Ed's right to wonder about Steelman's ability to run an effective campaign.  She's done very little to capitalize on the energy and attention that came with her early announcement, and appears to have completely retreated after her little dustup with Mark Reardon. 

 

 

Copyright 2005-2013, Fired Up!, LLC