This poll is either a total outlier — or a sure sign that voters of all stripes aren’t big on dynastic candidates this year. The new survey from Daily Kos/Public Policy Polling (D) shows Ben Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, trailing Democrat Jon Hulburd in the race to succeed GOP Rep. John Shadegg in a deep-red Arizona House seat.
Kos writes: “Yeah, that was a real WTF moment for us in this open seat being vacated by conservative icon John Shadegg. Completely unexpected. Sure, the idiot son of the idiot former vice president is a bit of a joke, but this is a solidly conservative district, one in which McCain won 57-42.”
Quayle the Younger is of course known for two things: His early contributions to a raunchy Web site about the nightlife in Scottsdale, and his memorable ad during the GOP primary declaring, “Barack Obama is the worst president in history,” “I was raised right,” and also: “Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place.”