Friday, March 25, 2011
The Republicans Are Pretty Much Playing Russian Roulette in 2012
Sort of building on my Bachmann post earlier, the Republican Party had better hope all the statistics that say "Campaigning and candidates don't matter -- it's the economy, stupid" are correct. Because it looks like their primary ballot is going to be absolutely loaded with trainwreck candidates -- Bachmann, Gingrich, Huckabee, Palin? -- and I don't think anyone can really count on the party that nominated Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angle to make a non-crazy choice like Pawlenty or Romney. There's honestly like a 50-50 chance the Republicans are going to be stuck with some degree of widely despised nutcase nominee, and not only does that risk losing them the presidency, but it'll have an even larger effect on downballot races where margins actually matter and small swings among independent voters can spell the difference between success and disaster.
By WHS at 2:06 AM