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Hildebrand: Bosworth Pro-Choice, Pro-ACA, Pro-Gay Marriage Pre-GOP Run

Democratic consultant Steven C. Hildebrand posted this open letter to fake U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth publicly on Facebook this evening. He begins with a reply to Bosworth's call this morning for suggestions on how to fight hunger. He then gets to the meat and potatoes of Bosworth's real political stripes:

Dear Dr. Annette Bosworth,

Getting people out of poverty and off of food stamps is as easy as creating good paying jobs and raising the minimum wage. Your Republican Party has stood in the way of passing jobs bills in Congress. Your Republican Party is standing in the way of improving the minimum wage. And, as a candidate for the United States Senate you have not offered ONE idea of how to reduce the number of people on food stamps. All you've done is compare food stamp recipients to dependent animals.

You're candidacy is a big joke.

I worked as a consultant for you and your husband for more than a year. I know that you supported gay marriage, that you were pro-choice, pro-environment and a supporter of Obamacare. Now, as a strangely conservative candidate for the Senate (which still baffles me), you have switched to a Sarah Palin clone. Is that really who you are? Is that really who you want to be?

You and your husband Chad Haber are fighting for your lives. You've bilked former employees from your clinic, your bogus non-profit and your campaign. And don't forget the $23,000 you still owe my consulting company. Your husband bragged to me many times how he was close to being a billionaire before the economy went south. Now you are broke. What kind of conservative are you if you can't manage your own money better than that. Had it not been for the work I did for you, for the hands I held, you would have lost your medical license once and for all.

And one last thing. I hope that Attorney General does his job and gets a conviction for the illegal signatures you signed for on your US Senate nominating petitions.

You can continue to blame everyone else for your problems. Or you can begin to own up to your mistakes and take the necessary steps to turn your crazy lives around.

Your former consultant. Steve Hildebrand [Facebook post, 2014.05.13].

Hildebrand makes clear that Annette Bosworth is the worst kind of candidate: a fake, cheating and lying to everyone around her, guided not by a moral compass but a metal detector beeping her toward the most easily dug coins.


  1. WestRiver 2014.05.13

    Thank you Mr. Hildebrand. Thank you for validating everything everyone else is saying. The more people who are professionals who stand together the better.

  2. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.13

    Thank you Steve and Cory for posting this, you guys are amazing.

    Now if we could find a computer wizard or two to post it on her Facebook page and her "charity" pages.

  3. Bob Klein 2014.05.13

    Mr. Hildebrand was one of the finest "consultants" in the country. He's now a restaurateur. He's good at that too. He's no longer a consultant, but still a citizen.

  4. Douglas Wiken 2014.05.13

    Apparently hell hath no fury like a political consultant scorned.

    It does seem that Bosworth's true colors should be known by all by now, but apparently not. . Hildebrand should know how to make her candidacy a dead duck.

  5. CK 2014.05.13

    Great letter...I hope she goes down in flames.
    However the English teacher in me wants to circle "you're." I hope he corrects that on the original post.

  6. larry kurtz 2014.05.13


  7. Kurt Evans 2014.05.13

    Steve Hildebrand wrote:
    >"Getting people out of poverty and off of food stamps ..."

    The word "off" is a preposition here, so "of" is unnecessary.

    >"... is as easy as creating good paying jobs ..."

    "Good-paying" should be hyphenated.

    >"You're candidacy is a big joke."

    "Your" candidacy.

    >"What kind of conservative are you if you can't manage your own money better than that."

    This sentence should end with a question mark.

    Grammar and punctuation aside, Steve demonstrates the self-defeating nature of the Republican establishment's bizarre determination to continue legitimizing and promoting Bosworth's campaign.

  8. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.13

    The last thing any blog needs is a damn grammar cop!!

  9. Rhino Lynn 2014.05.13

    Kurt do you mean decoy # 1?

  10. Rocky Racoon 2014.05.13

    Totally a slow-motion car crash. I'm really starting to enjoy it. The best part is, the final impact is Boz & Co. in a Federal Courtroom. Until then, let's ride this glorious cacophony for all it's worth. Can a get an Amen? Can I get an Awomen?

    P.S. : I feel terrible for the kids. Someone should call CPS.

  11. Kurt Evans 2014.05.13

    Rhino Lynn wrote:
    >"Kurt do you mean decoy # 1?"

    Maybe we should call her "decoy #2" so we don't offend Ravnsborg. :)

  12. larry kurtz 2014.05.13

    Kurt: when we need your input we'll look under the biggest tent of tinfoil in the state.

  13. larry kurtz 2014.05.13

    You and Sibby must have two cans and string so you can talk to one another.

  14. larry kurtz 2014.05.13

    Be sure to copy and paste every last crumb of other peoples' intellectual property.

  15. Kurt Evans 2014.05.13

    I have no idea what this is about, Larry.

  16. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.13

    I welcome grammar policing. Evans can keep his badge and red pen.

    "Good paying jobs"—actually, that phrase is an accurate description of what the people who've worked for Bosworth wish she'd given them: a good job, and a paying job.

  17. Kurt Evans 2014.05.13

    Cory wrote:
    >"I welcome grammar policing. Evans can keep his badge and red pen."

    Thanks, Cory. In keeping with my libertarian convictions, I intend to use them under strictly limited circumstances. :)

  18. Paul Seamans 2014.05.13

    When comforting a grammar Nazi I always say softly "There, Their, They're".

  19. Jon 2014.05.13

    I was thinking today as I drove to work about all these political signs that I see.. Lots of Stace Nelson signs a few Rounds signs but literally NO Bosworth signs.. Has anyone seen a bosworth for senate sign at all? If you have that would be truly amazing.. Anyways I was thinking that is just another 'sign' that this whole campaign is nothing but a sham. With all the money she has raised you would think there would be a ton of signs.. Especially since a lot of voters are older and don't participate on social media where it seems most of her campaigning takes place.i might add she gets more likes and comments on the memes that have nothing to do with her campaign and lately it seems she is posting more of the memes. As nobody even pays attention to her blathering on in her daily "devotionals"

  20. Thad Wasson 2014.05.13

    I want my Republican party to create living wage jobs. Like those fancy lobbyist jobs that are located in the beltway and pay at least $600000 a year. The ones held by Rory Reid, Stephanie H. Sandlin, and the Gephardt group.

  21. Dave Baumeister 2014.05.14

    Kurt in "Getting people out of poverty and off of food stamps …" "off" is an adverb. If he had left the "of" out, it would have been a preposition, but he didn't. Just a writer's choice. Maybe it is not necessary, but it is not grammatically incorrect.

  22. Disgusted Dakotan 2014.05.14

    Bosworth is doing nothing different than what Rounds is doing on Obamacare, on claiming to be a conservative, or what Rhoden has done. If all three had to run on their actual records? All three lose.

  23. CK 2014.05.14

    There is one Bosworth sign, along the north side of I-90, in between Mt. Vernon and Plankinton. I, too, have traveled many SD roads lately, and that is the only one I have seen.

  24. student 2014.05.14

    All the Bosworth signs I have seen have been in the back of the old farm truck they own parked behind bosses chicken on minnesota ave.

  25. JeniW 2014.05.14

    Jon, could it be that the businesses that make signs expect an upfront payment before making the signs?

    It has been well publicized that she is up to her eyeballs in debt. Maybe the businesses expect a down payment before they invest their time and materials in making signs for her.

  26. mike from iowa 2014.05.14 for grammatical questions,let's just call it poetic license. Can't we all just get along?

  27. Rhino Lynn 2014.05.14

    Another tragedy will occur in our state again if voters are not provided the info they need to make an educated choice when voting.

    Rounds the smiling, feel good guy has a campaign of fluff, running from debates, his record as Governor and especially the mismanagement that happened under his administration that cost the taxpayers quite a bit of money. He lies about ACA and his record saying initially the Beef Plant didn't cost the taxpayers any money. He has demonstrated that he will say anything to get elected! When challenged where is this guy?

    The Chanette fake campaign besides simply being another money making scheme isn't really talking about real solutions about public policy. The facebook page is about

    Share if you like God
    Please send money
    Like if you believe in Unicorns
    Please send money
    click if you remember Leave it to Beaver
    Please send money

    Both campaigns insult our intelligence!

  28. CK 2014.05.14

    You know what? I hope she wins the primary...Weiland would eviscerate her.

  29. Jenny 2014.05.14

    The part where Steve says Chad used to brag to him about how he was close to being a billionaire is just funny. They're more delusional than I thought.

  30. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    CK, I've considered the potential for Bosworth to be we Dems' useful idiot. Her victory in June would guarantee Weiland's victory in November (or bring us a remarkably close battle between Weiland and Pressler, who would become thoughtful Republicans' safe harbor of sanity). But winning the GOP nomination would give Chad and Annette five more months of free publicity and leverage for their scam, five more months when they could exploit staff and donors to pad their pockets. Democrats' political gain and even better government for South Dakota must not be won at the cost of allowing Chad and Annette to do more harm.

  31. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Perhaps, Lynn, Bosworth will serve as a useful metaphor for Rounds. I tell all the challengers they should ignore each other and focus their fire on Rounds, but Bosworth is now so toxic, perhaps they would benefit by making an ad tying Bosworth to Rounds: Relying on big money from out of state! Unable to manage a budget and stay out of debt! Accepted money to promote ObamaCare! Republican in name only! Make no mistake on June 3, South Dakota! Mike Rounds is just another Annette Bosworth.

  32. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Signs in the old farm truck? They own a truck? Someone get me a picture!

  33. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Thad, we've been waiting four years for Kristi Noem and John Boehner to pass a jobs bill.

  34. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    I think Hildy just proved that Bosworth is a flaming liberal that is pretending to be a conservative. My only conversation with her confirmed that. I also see her financial principles to be not much different than those who covet rich neighbors' property. And if we want minimum wage to solve poverty, should it be more like $25 per hour?

  35. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Jon, I am glad you brought up the sign metric. Even if there weren't a financial scam afoot, we could understand Bosworth's campaign entirely through her psychological profile. She's a narcissist with histrionic tendencies. Arguably you have to be somewhat of a narcissist to run for office, but we're talking real mental disability. Bosworth can't do the kind of retail, face-to-face politics necessary to mount a real campaign. She's so absorbed in herself, she can't really put together an effective network of grassroots volunteers. She can't listen to other people, empathize with them, or even think about their needs enough to engage them, recruit them, and coordinate their activities. She thinks she is so personally awesome that she doesn't need to knock on doors or have real conversations. She thinks she can just post things online, make her own videos with Chad (and notice the videos are always just her or her children, never chats with anyone else, never other people supporting what she says, unlike the videos produced by Weiland, Nelson, and Rounds), and others will automatically recognize her greatness and do things for her. Her social media persence isn't about talking with people. She blocks those who dirty her wall with opposing views, but she never really responds to those who like her, either. She never reciprocates, because other people are just tools in propping up her ego. That's why people don't get paid. That's why people don't stick around. That's why she has to pay for friends and Likes. That's why she has no signs and no campaign ground game.

    As Hildebrand suggests in his letter, Annette's life is very sad. Someone needs to turn that life around. But in her self-absorption, Annette won't listen to the many caring people who have suggested she turn her life around. How do we help a person in that situation?

  36. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.05.14

    I see conservatives on other websites post that they are ashamed of her and want her to get out of the race too. know what? They created this monster, and she is their responsibility. Her talking points are all standard Tea Party conservative fare. Even her most shocking statements are straight out of the conservative media bubble, alarming to the rest of us only because we do not reside in that insular world. They created the world of Base Connect, where vulnerable seniors can be scammed out of their money by shouting Fox News bullet points at them, with their money going to whichever cookie cutter conservative candidate is least able to raise money on their own due to their own stupidity or extremism.

    Conservatives need to take ownership of this and start acting like adults. Otherwise, there are many other narcissistic opportunists like Annette who will step in and take her place once she is gone.

  37. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    "with their money going to whichever cookie cutter conservative candidate is least able to raise money on their own due to their own stupidity or extremism"

    Or is it because true conservatives reject crony capitalism (legalized corruption), the source of the Establishment GOP's campaign war chests. And Bosworth is far more a crony capitalist than she is a true conservative. Sad, that I read yet another example of how phony conservatives are pointed to by liberals so that the conservative label can be trashed. It also shows just how shallow current political discourse has become.

  38. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Steve, you talked to Annette? When? Please, tell me someone got some video of that conversation.

  39. Steve Hickey 2014.05.14

    Thanks to Steve Hildebrand for writing this letter. It's still only the tip of the iceberg. Has SD ever seen such a couple in public life? Minus the dead bodies they seem as hard to catch up with as Bonnie and Clyde but the dollars they've bilked are far greater. But they look so nice, and Christian.

  40. Steve Hickey 2014.05.14

    Darn it, I promised myself no more analogies. Scratch that Bonnie and Clyde thing. :-)

  41. Bob Newland 2014.05.14

    "...Annette Bosworth is the worst kind of candidate: a fake, cheating and lying to everyone around her, guided not by a moral compass but a metal detector..."

    And in that, she differs from most politicians only in degree of devotion to fakery, cheating, lying, and metal detecting.

  42. Rhino Lynn 2014.05.14

    Steve Hickey why doesn't the SDGOP leadership do anything about this? Won't it reflect badly on them? Do they have any authority within the party to stop this?

  43. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Cory, I talked to her during a District 20 crackerbarrel in Plankinton during the spring of 2012. I was trying to explain to her that public education was establishing the religious beliefs of the New Age movement and she put her fingers into her hers and began repeating LA-LA-LA..." That proved she was clearly too closed minded to represent anyone, let alone conservatives.

  44. Jon 2014.05.14

    I just received an email from fundly I will copy the text here..


    We appreciate your report. We have already looked into this matter and have sent a warning to the campaign owner. If you still get another email from this campaign, please notify us, so we can shutdown the campaign.

    We hope this has helped with your issue. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have other concerns.

    Best regards,

  45. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.05.14

    Cory, your analysis of her personality and motivation is so accurate and spot on. Unfortunately, her personality type is very hard to ration with or change.

  46. ronald fuchs 2014.05.14

    I am 63, uninsured, low-income living on social security. Anne if you care so damm much, especially being a doc, then contribute to my gas fund so that I can get to the clinic in Sioux Falls- let's see your compassionate conservatism in action. You party is a dismissal slap in the face to all of us who are uninsured in South Dakota- all 48,000 of us- DO NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN !!!

  47. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Jon, rock on! Let's get some other recipients of Bosworth spam to contact Fundly!

  48. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Sibby, hold on: Annette Bosworth was at a District 20 crackerbarrel in 2012? That could be the first recorded instance of any political engagement by Bosworth. What was she doing there? How did you happen to start a conversation with her?

  49. Curt 2014.05.14

    Very little of this comes as a shock to me. But Steve Hildebrand is in the restaurant biz? Seriously?

  50. mike from iowa 2014.05.14

    @Steve Hickey,the reason they seem to be hard to catch up to is there isn't anyone in SoDak gubmint interested in investigating or filing charges. What exactly does the AG do,besides protect other wingnuts in gubmint? The chief law enforcement official in your state is powerless to do his job?

  51. student 2014.05.14

    Cory she was there selling raffle tickets- at the Plankington Cracker Barrell.

  52. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Cory, during the meeting she first rebutted a pro-home birth argument and then she promoted physician assistants as ways to decrease the cost of healthcare and the burden on Medicaid.

    I approached her after the meeting had ended. Can't remember how we got into the issue of education.

  53. Jenny 2014.05.14

    Oh for goodness sakes, Sibbie, you'll just never get off your new age movement obsession will you? You've watched way too many conspiracy shows. My daughter goes to a public school and she hasn't been taught any of this new age nonsense you preach, and personally I get sick of Christians like you preaching how horrible the public schools are today. My daughter is getting an excellent education with very hardworking dedicated teachers. It's Christians like you that make me run (no, sprint) from Christianity.

  54. JeniW 2014.05.14

    Ronald, Annette is not going to contribute to your gas fund, that would make you forever dependent on her for not only gas, but also medical treatment.

    She probably wants you receive enough money from Social Security, or have a part-time job to supplement what you receive from SS, so that you are functioning independently of her.

  55. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Jenny, has your daughter been exposed to environmentalism? Yoga? Self-esteem?

  56. larry kurtz 2014.05.14

    Has yours, Sibby?

  57. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Larry, I have no daughter, perhaps due to way too much New Age indoctrination while attending public schools and universities during the 70's.

  58. tara volesky 2014.05.14

    Annette Bosworth would not be an issue, but the party bosses are keeping her on the ballot to take votes away from Stace Nelson and to distract from the EB-5. It's time to clean house.

  59. larry kurtz 2014.05.14

    More likely your god didn't believe you and your lovely spouse should bear children.

  60. Douglas Wiken 2014.05.14

    Ronald, if you are as poor as you claim, you can get your gas paid for. Talk to the people in the clinic or hospital. They need to certify your trip and visit.

  61. larry kurtz 2014.05.14

    If you can't restrain yourself from meandering into metanoia expect me to land on your chest.

  62. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.05.14

    An interesting comment was made earlier, leading me to belive that conservatives, like clockwork, will start the "she's crazy because she is really a Liberal, not a true conservative like us" mantra. Baloney.

  63. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Well Doctor, she seems to have a lot in common with Cory and Jenny.

  64. larry kurtz 2014.05.14

    Bosworth. Is. A. Plant. Ravnsborg. Is. A. Plant.

  65. Jenny 2014.05.14

    You don't know what I stand for, Sib.
    To answer your questions about yoga, environmentalism and self-esteem; no, yes, and yes. No she hasn't been taught yoga (really, Sib - yoga?). Yes, if you equate environmentalism to earth day - you got a problem with planting trees and flowers, and picking up trash? Her school has also taught them to stand up to bullies and to tell a teacher if they're being harassed by another student. That could probably be equated to learning to be assertive which yields self-esteem. Too many students have suffered in silence in not reporting bullying. Is this such radical new age stuff that is ruining the public schools today?

  66. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.05.14

    Whoa! Check out the drama on facebook. Steve Hildebrand posted that Annette hand delivered a handwritten letter to him this morning, and now she has posted some type of rant and screechy video on her facebook page about the whole incident!

  67. owen reitzel 2014.05.14

    thanks Doctor not Bricklayer. Just read and listened to her. She never addresses the $23,000 she owes Steve.
    Looks like not paying her bills is common. Sadly its the people following her that don't have a clue.

  68. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Is that handwritten letter online? And why is Bosworth bothering to respond? Is Hildebrand on the ballot? So brittle... yet she hasn't broken yet.

  69. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Larry, what do you know about Plants? You hunt fungi. ;-)

  70. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Steve, no yoga, please.

    Bosworth rebutted a pro-home-birth argument? So much for libertarianism and personal health care choices. I wonder if she'd support the government banning such practices and making it harder to get in-home midwife care. Did she have a medical argument, or was she just preserving her market share?

    Selling raffle tickets in Plankinton—of course! It wasn't real political engagement, just more money-grubbing.

    Steve, I will grant that Bosworth and I have some similarities: high intelligence, enjoyment of online attention... but the key difference is our commitment to truth.

  71. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Cory, you, Annette, and Jenny also refused to discuss the New Age movement's influence on public education. Annette sticks her fingers in her ears and you block me from this web site. That is a very huge similarity.

  72. Doctor not Bricklayer 2014.05.14

    Cory, although I cannot speak for their authenticity, there are some pretty hilarious "letters" posted on Hildebrand's facebook page in response to his post!

  73. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Nooooo!!! La-la-la-la-la-la-la! I told you, Steve, you're on a short leash. We have bigger fish to fry: Annette Bosworth, petition fraud, scamming donors, lying about political beliefs....

    Feel free to jump over to my post on Sioux Falls's Common Core tests... but you do not go there where you are trying to go. Grrrr!

  74. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Cory, you asked me the question and I answered it. Jenny then rebuts. La-la-la-la....

  75. Steve Sibson 2014.05.14

    Cory, do I have your permission to answer Jenny's question on Earth Day?

  76. PlanningStudent 2014.05.14

    What on Earth is the SDGOP supposed to do about this. Abuse their powers through the AG and SOS office? There is nothing they can do, they are letting the challenges play out as they should. Sometimes the proper channels take longer than we would like and from the outside looking in you all scream inaction or even GOP support for Bosworth. You know what the GOP did, people like myself went through the petitions when CAH posted them and provided input.

  77. Deb Geelsdottir 2014.05.14

    Seriously? A Republican running for a federal government office, sticks her fingers in her ears and drones "LA, LA, LA," to avoid hearing a citizen? Seriously?

    Cory, Bos is crazier than you described. Good grief! Is this all on video somewhere? Where's the camera? She can't really be real, can she?

    Can someone Please protect her children!?! And her patients!?!

  78. Les 2014.05.14

    """Minus the dead bodies they seem as hard to catch up with as Bonnie and Clyde but the dollars they've bilked are far greater.""""" Yes, there is all that plus at least one known body needing an accounting for Rep Hickey. Back to Boz, she seems pretty tame to me in comparison, just appears twisted.

  79. grainofsalt 2014.05.14

    Cory, I'm shocked! You claim you and Bosworth have intelligence in common! Haven't you noticed how obvious her lies are? How she never covers her tracks? An intelligent person would be much more clever than that. Come on now, are you telling us you couldn't lie to us with more convincibility than that?

  80. grainofsalt 2014.05.14

    If Steve Hildebrand has information that could be used to take away Bosworths medical license, I hope he shares that with the SDBMOE. She needs to be treated for her mental illnesses. That fact that has become painfully evident particularly this past month.

  81. concerned 2014.05.14

    As someone who has known Annette for over 20 yrs now, I can tell you this is not the same person I used to know. She is in dire need of an intervention. Unfortunately, I think she has alienated all friends and family that used to care enough to stage one. This unraveling will likely not end well and has been terrible to watch.

  82. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Grain, I've read the transcript of Bosworth's hearing before the SDBMOE. Her high IQ saved her from being thrown out of the practice. She can be shrewd when she wants to be. Don't underestimate her. But the Senate campaign and the enormity of the lies necessary to sustain it seem to be overwhelming that intelligence.

    Concerned and Grain are both correct: someone needs to intervene. Someone needs to save Annette and her family from this train wreck. Annette could do it herself with one bold decision: quit the campaign now. Hold no more press conferences. Go back to practicing medicine, every day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pay the bills, pay the workers... oh yeah, and tell Chad to get a job and pull his weight.

  83. concerned 2014.05.14

    As someone who used to support her, I feel betrayed (like pretty much anyone who has dealt with her over the past few years). But in the end I am just sad for her children and disappointed that she had such potential to do good.

  84. Atlin 2014.05.14

    Tara......Your one post on here is 110% right on, but no one has commented. Is no one else looking beyond the smokescreen? Rounds has to be loving every last bit of attention directed to someone other than him.

  85. grainofsalt 2014.05.14

    Atlin, Rounds managed to direct a bit of negative attention his way too. We now know he is more than willing to mislead voters by following the letter of the law, but not the spirit. I thought Rounds was probably a decent guy. Not now. I wonder if Rounds knows what that commercial really cost him? He should have pulled it.

  86. Douglas Wiken 2014.05.14

    "Bosworth. Is. A. Plant. Ravnsborg. Is. A. Plant."

    With leaves and with great big flowers idiots.

  87. Dave Baumeister 2014.05.14

    What I can't figure out is why don't the other Republican candidates go after her ? She is going to be taking away their voters, and they have pretty much left it up to us. O f course, for many, anything coming from bloggers is ignored. And why are n't the other candidates going after Rounds on EB-5, et al?

  88. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Dave, I imagine from a candidate's perspective, attacking Bosworth is a net negative. Target #1 is Rounds. They know the number of votes they might save from Bosworth is miniscule compared to the number they can get if they show they are serious alternatives to Rounds's smarmy, principle-less opportunism. Or at least that's what I'd be telling my guy if I were campaign chief of staff. Let the blogs and and cheated employees attack Bosworth, let her reveal her own unfitness for office.

    Nelson and Ravnsborg have fired at EB-5; they just don't have a really big megaphone of constant TV ads to do it.

  89. rick 2014.05.14

    The RINO Heat Sheild is working. We are spending all of our energy in the echo chamber talking about a very sad and unwell human being. The real crook is getting away with the nomination and is on his way to buying a seat in the U.S. Senate, prepared to do the bidding of his corporate overlords and fill his pockets and his family's and friends' pockets, just as he did as Governor.

    Time to back away from sad Annette. She made her bed, and now let her lie in it. Stay away from the distractions. Put the entire focus on the crooks in Pierre who robbed our state blind and are working overtime to cover it all up. Time is burning up in this primary. Rounds will win it.

    Don't let this con artist any closer to a seat in the U.S. Senate.

  90. caheidelberger Post author | 2014.05.14

    Rick, I may be able to turn Bosworth coverage over to Mr. Hildebrand.

  91. rick 2014.05.14

    Let's keep the eyes on the prize. Annette is a casualty of her own narcissism. She needs someone to pick her up and carry her off the field. She is only hurting herself and others around her.

    The real con artist in this campaign is raising $9 million from vested interests and rigging the election with his crooked pals in Pierre to buy our voice in the U.S. Senate. Tim Johnson's Senate seat needs to be removed from the auction block.

  92. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.14


    I totally agree with you on Rounds and Bosworth with one exception.
    Bosworth isn't unwell or mentally ill in need of treatment, sheis a sociopath with a criminal mind and criminal intent.
    Also, we have time to work over Rounds from June to November.
    I'm looking forward to it.

  93. CK 2014.05.15

    I think I have to concur with Rick. Annette has lost much ground in the past few days. I think we should turn our attention to Rounds...

    However, may I add, that it is so much easier to find dirt on Annette? She has not developed the expert back-pedaling and track-covering strategies of her GOP counterparts.

  94. Mike Quinlivan 2014.05.15

    I typed this as a comment on Facebook last night, but this craziness is getting closer and closer to an inevitable R. Budd Dywer moment.

    Seriously, when a megalomaniac is given any power, and has it snatched away, or feels persecuted, they do weird shit. This is like poking a rabid dog with a stick.

    However, this in no way changes my belief that she and her husband are crimals and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  95. grainofsalt 2014.05.15

    Roger, Annette is in fact mentally ill. There are medical records. She needs treatment.

    Mike, Annette and Chad are SCAMMERS, and as such need to be stopped. They harm people. They harm their own children. The people pointing this out are not "tools of Satan" as Annette would have everyone believe, but just people trying to save other people from being scammed. (OR just maybe, GODs tools for justice. Yes, let's go with that.)

  96. Kurt Evans 2014.05.15

    Dave Baumeister wrote:
    >"Kurt in 'Getting people out of poverty and off of food stamps …' 'off' is an adverb. If he had left the 'of' out, it would have been a preposition, but he didn't. Just a writer's choice. Maybe it is not necessary, but it is not grammatically incorrect."

    Thanks, Dave. I'm sorry for leading readers astray on that point.

  97. Roger Cornelius 2014.05.15


    Would criminally insane fit the Bosworth diagnosis?

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