And again, the assumption is we’re just mindless drones. The Washington Post reminds us boastfully of their insane ability to “take down a Republican” with the repetition of one word.
Folks, this is exasperating. “Macaca” did NOT cost George Allen the Senate seat. George Allen’s apparent lack of ability to actually have a conversation is what cost him the Senate seat. He treated the race like it was his God-given right to have that spot and when the Democratic party put a former (emphasis on former) Reaganite up against him, he didn’t have the ammunition. He seemed to have no message, no real reason for being there other than a) he was already there, and b) he was going to run for President.
Someone please tell me in what world did he deserve to keep his spot, and if he would have squeaked by and kept it, why he would deserve the Oval Office.
Don’t get me wrong…I voted for him. I’d vote for him again, and I’m sure he’s a good conservative…but if anyone here followed that race, did anyone but me get the impression that he didn’t really have a whole lot to say and Jim Schwebb had a WHOLE LOT to say.
First of all, what iffing is useless, because the if is over.
Second, one word or one statement or one gaffe is only a campaign killer if the campaign has not really said much else…and that’s what happened.
Third, when are we going to start expecting from our “Conservative” candidates what we should expect from them–the consistent sale and push for Conservative ideals–as opposed to what we’ve been getting from them–inane pap and a sense of entitlement.