Quist fades from the political scene with a whining whimper
As the Republican nomination fight to face Rep. Tim Walz (DFL) for Minnesota’s First Congressional District clarified, and Mike Parry and Allen Quist were the top two, I knew Walz’s seat was safe. In the ensuing bitter and bloody clown fight for the Sceptre of Crazy, Parry made Quist look like a statesman. This says much more about how unstable and whacked Parry is than anything about Quist.
As Quist campaigned against Walz, it was clear he truly deserved the Sceptre of Crazy. The unintentional master of unintentional comedy campaigned on “unleashing the lion of free enterprise” and whining about how mean Walz was for pointing out statements Quist had made.
But now Quist is sad about how poorly his campaign went and is searching desperately for others to blame:
Allen Quist is attributing his Tuesday election loss in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District to a surprise DFL voter turnout fueled by Minnesota’s constitutional amendments and a lack of support from national Republican organizations.
(New Ulm Journal)
It couldn’t be that he’s an incompetent candidate.
On thing you need to know about the unintentional master of unintentional comedy is that he only gets his news from Fox News. And the pundits at Fox News were promising a Romney landslide.
Quist said he had high expectations for a Republican wave, similar to the 2010 elections, because of early predictions from political activists like Dick Morris.
Anybody daft enough to believe any prediction from Dick Morris rightfully deserves it when the opposite happens.
But I want to return to jaw-dropping anecdote from the unintentional master of unintentional comedy concerns the lack of support from national Republicans hinted at above:
Quist also cited the lack of support from the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) for giving Walz a further advantage and for his failure to reach his promise of raising $1 million for his campaign. He said that the NRCC promised to commit $1 million to his campaign after he won the primary, but ultimately it never told him of any change and contributed any funding. He said that he does not blame the organization for taking the funding where it thought it would be better utilized. However, he said the NRCC failure to inform him about its change of plans disrupted his fundraising plans and prevented him from getting access to PAC money, which he said he planned on for reaching his $1 million goal.
Quist previously told the Rochester Post-Bulletin that he had turned down the funds for ads from the NRCC because he wanted to focus on local, inexpensive TV ads produced by 1st District companies. However, he is now claiming it was due to the NRCC never providing the money in the first place and said he made the statement after it was clear the NRCC money was not going to materialize.
Was the RNCC supposed to tell him he sucked, his campaign sucked and he was going to lose big-time? Why waste the breathe?
When the national party wants to give you money (this is true whether you are Democratic or GOP), you do what they say. Otherwise, poof, the money is gone.
Furthermore, they probably looked at his campaign, his fundraising (he basically self-funded) and decided to spend their money elsewhere.
What’s bizarre is which scenario is it? Quist’s ego is so large that he can’t admit the RNCC let his campaign wither because he’s an incompetent candidate who ran a horrid campaign.
When you’re messaging is about lions, whining about how mean your opponent is and you hold events which two people attend, why would the RNCC want to give this fool any money.
So Allen Quist fades from the political scene with a whining whimper.