Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lesson learned?

You would think that after nominating a host of too-extreme-for-prime-time candidates that failed to knock off vulnerable, "damaged-goods" Democrats, including Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and now Va. Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe, Republicans would wise up.

You would be wrong. National Review's Maggie Gallagher explains
Would another $3 million have swung 50,000 votes? The Republicans, starting with Bill Bolling, who undercut Cuccinelli as unelectable have egg all over their faces.

This was a winnable election. How did we give this away to Terry McAuliffe? Some serious soul-searching should be taking place among the anti-tea-party faction.
The implied prescription--doubling down on bad Tea Party bets--is music to Democrats' ears.

2 comments:

polifrog said...

You believe that a squeaker of a win says that?

Dave Ribar said...

Poli:

Yes, with McAuliffe as a candidate, the Cooch's loss is the political equivalent of striking out at T-ball.