Pence and Bannon in Alabama on the eve of Senate runoff

All I hear are dueling banjos as Alabama’s Senate runoff gears up for one last night of grandstanding before tomorrow’s election between Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

Who do you think will cinch the Republican nomination for a face off against Democratic nominee Doug Jones?

 

Senate Runoff Showdown

I guess it would be more apt to whistle “Stars Fell On Alabama” than “Dueling Banjos” to myself as I ponder the possibilities, but what can I say?

I’m a big bluegrass fan, and most of you are too young to think I’m making some sort of “Deliverance” reference. That’s good. Because eewww, and I’m not. Think stereotypes are just a thing of the present? Go on and watch that 1972 classic and squeal like a … oh, nevermind.

On With The Show

CNN says this Republican runoff is “testing President Donald Trump’s influence with Republican voters and could set the stage for a series of GOP Senate primaries next year,” and I believe that’s true.

Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News is campaigning hard for Moore, while VP Pence is all in with “Big Luther” Strange. Alabama, the nation is looking at you to decide the future of the GOP.

‘Twas The Night Before The Election

On this final day and night of campaigning, both Moore and Strange are pulling out all the stops. On Friday night, President Trump appeared at a Strange rally in Huntsville to publicly show his support for the appointed Senator.

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President Trump, via The Hill

He even made time to speak with the Rick and Bubba radio show, saying that Moore doesn’t have a chance, well, er, sorta. Via The Hill:

“Ray will have a hard time,” Trump said. “If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins, [Democrats] will pour in $30 million,” he said, repeatedly referring to Moore by the wrong name.

Radio host Rick Burgess pointed out to Trump that Moore’s name is Roy, and Trump responded that it’s “not a good sign” if the president doesn’t know his name.

“I don’t know that much about Roy Moore. Roy Moore is going to have a very hard time getting elected against the Democrat,” Trump said. “Against Luther they won’t even fight.”

Want To See Pence, Bannon?

If you want to see VP Pence tonight in Birmingham, here are the deets:

  • Pence is campaigning for U.S. Senator Luther Strange at the Birmingham Airport tonight, Monday, September 25.
  • The rally is scheduled to start at 7 PM. Doors will open at 4 PM.
  • There’s no cost to get in, but you must register online, by visiting this link.
  • Bannon is appearing at a Moore rally at Oak Hollow Farm tonight in Daphne.
  • If you want to see Bannon, (along with “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson), you’ll also need to register for tickets by visiting this link.