Stace Nelson made a surprise visit to the Argus Leader’s 100 eyes podcast today to try to get some free media at the Argus Leader’s expense.
And lest anyone worry, he didn’t squelch himself.
Dialing it up a few notches, He also went after Jason Ravnsborg, specifically over their tiff on relevant military service, calling him ‘ignorant,’ and oddly belittling him as just “a truck driver in Iraq,” because “they have a TV show about NCIS, I don’t think they have got a TV Show about being a reservist as a truck driver in Iraq or Afghanistan yet.”
That seemed to be an unusually hard slam by Nelson on Ravnsborg’s service in Iraq and Afghanistan, considering many soldiers have been injured or killed by roadside bombs while driving trucks… and weren’t likely caring who had a show on TV.
And then Nelson decided to let us know which side of the enemy lines he intends to stand on in the fall.
Nelson indicated he’d only “endorse the winner in the primary if it’s himself.” And then Nelson dropped the bombshell. If Rounds wins the primary – Nelson directly stated he will be supporting Gordon Howie.
(Of course, this came right before he talked about supporting lessening the penalties for drug possession.)
Ellis pressed the question about what would happen if Stace loses the election by 40 points, and had Nelson noting that the election is “Not a referendum on me. A referendum on Republican Principles.”
Nelson didn’t leave many Republicans unscathed, even taking a shot at US Senator John Thune, noting that “he’s stood with the moderates” and indicating he’d “like to see him move farther to the right & to stand with Ted Cruz.”
Ugh. Nothing like burning the village down to save it.
Towards the end, Nelson boastfully claimed that “Doing the right thing is a lonely island.” I suspect come June 3rd, at least among Republicans, he’s actually going to find out what lonely is.
Interested in seeing the entire bloody spectacle? You can go watch it in all it’s glory here at Argusleader.com