When H. Ross Perot talked about NAFTA, he talked about a “giant sucking sound.” Apparently, he was right about that. That isn’t what I’m talking about, though. I’m talking about the last gasps coming from Sen. Nelson’s political career.

According to the Washington Post, “Florida’s two largest counties completed hand recounts in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race on Friday morning, dispatching the meticulous process with startling speed.” Sen. Nelson’s chances were virtually nil at the start of the hand recount so this isn’t startling from a win-or-loss standpoint. The writing was on the proverbial wall.

What this means, though, is that Sen. Nelson’s best counties for gaining votes just disintegrated. By tonight or tomorrow afternoon, Sen. Nelson will be forced to concede. This press availability just makes Sen. Nelson and Sen. Schumer look like blowhards:

It’s impossible to take either man seriously. Sen. Nelson knows that Florida’s governor plays virtually no role in recounts, only entering the picture after the recounts are finished and the Secretary of State has signed the election certificates. Sen. Schumer nodding approvingly while Sen. Nelson was making his asinine statements just makes him look like an out-of-touch partisan.

A judge tossed out one of Sen. Nelson’s lawsuits, too, which is another indicator that Sen. Nelson is running out of opportunities to reverse the voters’ verdict. I suspect pressure is building that will require Sen. Nelson to admit defeat within the next 12-18 hrs.

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