Miller's Monday October 11th "line in the sand" turned out to be his line in the quicksand. As his penchant for twitter gaffs began to be exceeded by public realization that the man is simply unfit for public office, his negatives move up into the high 50s or low 60s.
All this happened fairly fast. Many of the most weird of revelations haven't yet been digested, particularly that of his seeming paranoia in February and March of 2008. As more people from that time period come forward, realizing that Miller will not be in a position to crush them in retribution, Miller's negatives will continue to grow. Alaskans will not look back on Miller's campaign with sympathy toward this highly manipulative grifter.
Perhaps the most important turning point against Miller's "line in the sand" stance was the lawsuit initiated against the FNSB by The Alaska Dispatch, and later joined by other Alaska media outlets. Miller's reaction against the suit left a very bad taste in the mouth of moderates who had up until then been considering supporting Miller with their vote. He had, after all, declared during the primary that he had already released all revalant information, so what was the fuss?
Miller won't fade from the Alaska scene as quickly as did John Lindauer. Here are some possibilities:
There are two new job openings with KTVA TV.What do you think Joe should do?
He could become an Anchorage talk radio host.
He could once again try to unseat Randy Reudrich as GOP chairman.
Sean Parnell could offer him a job overseeing use of computers during lunch hours by state employees.
He could open up a Fairbanks or Leipzig branch of Drop Zone.
I've posted a new poll - Is Joe Miller finished in Alaska politics?