Kevin Woster is writing today that Rapid City Filmmaker Sam Hurst is considering
taking the beating a run as a Democrat candidate for US Senate against our Senior US Senator John Thune:
Friends of Sam Hurst — the former network TV news producer, short-lived buffalo rancher and current independent filmmaker — are encouraging him to run for the U.S. Senate next year.
Hurst, who has never run from a controversial opinion, has made some insightful-but-edgy evaluations of the state of the party in South Dakota. They stung. This is a wounded party, after all, with a clear and abiding memory of injuries sustained and perceived attackers, particularly those who come from within.
So there’d be some fence mending to find unity, if Hurst could beat whomever the party finds.
What exactly is Woster referring to in Hurst poking at the Democrat Party? Well, it’s literally disappeared off the Internet. But there are snippets out there, such as Bob Mercer has referenced:
Let Democrats worry about the fate of the party. It is at rock bottom. It stands for nothing. It has virtually no ability to raise money or mobilize its base to action on behalf of its candidates. It has no influence over politicians elected in its name. It cannot compete. Not forever, not for always, but right now, South Dakota Democrats need leaders who will yell, “Charge!” And it needs soldiers willing to aim their sabers into the fire. Perhaps 3,834 naïve, liberal, desperate, lost souls, would be a good place to begin.
Democrats… at rock bottom. The party …stands for nothing. …no ability to raise money or mobilize its base… no influence over politicians elected in its name. It cannot compete.
Man. And I thought I was harsh. Yep. I bet the Democrat party and it’s major donors are going to get right on that one. Somehow, I don’t think that neon “vacancy sign” over the position for the Democrat candidate for US Senate is going to dim any time soon.