Admittedly, the first one I might have gotten wrong, too (even I freaking know the difference between ‘bailing’ and ‘baling’). But this has not been a good week for the future Democratic nominee:
The Braley campaign misspelled a couple of basic Iowa-farm-related words – detasseling and baling – in its press release defending the U.S. Senate candidate’s street cred with farms and farmers.
A sharp-eyed Des Moines Register editor noticed that the news release said: “Bruce grew up in rural Iowa and worked on Iowa farms, detassling corn and bailing hay.”
You have to wonder whether Iowa Democrats are wondering whether or not to just cut Braley off at the knees and push their resources into other races. If this keeps up, they may be well-advised to do just that.
Turns out Bruce Braley can barely even spell "farmer" http://t.co/j1UNNGgX5p
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 27, 2014
PS: There is some suggestion (H/T: @BrianFaughnan) that GOP Iowa Senate candidate Jo[n]i Ernst may have been behind the absolutely wonderfully-timed (if you’re a Republican) stink bomb that’s making Bruce Braley flail about so. A Republican candidate who knows both how, and when to cut herself a Dem? Nah, I can’t see the base getting behind somebody like that.
PPS: Bruce Braley can, in fact, survive this. His big problem is that he’s increasingly being defined as being a doofus.