Conservatives have been ill-served by a prevailing conventional wisdom pertaining to flaccid incumbent Republicans. The conventional wisdom dictates that every incumbent should automatically enjoy a rubber stamp for 6 more years in the Senate unless he/she is plagued by some egregious scandal or overtly votes with the Democrats on almost every major issue. If we continue down this path of reauthorizing failure in the primaries, elected Republicans will never have an incentive to represent the ideals of those who elected them.
One of the most underappreciated political dynamics of this cycle is that the entire fight for the Senate will be fought in states Mitt Romney carried by a healthy margin – states like Alaska, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas, and South Dakota. Moreover, almost all of the Republican incumbents up for reelection this cycle are from solid red states. Presumably, the composition of the electorate in 2014 will be even more favorable for us in these states than in a presidential year. Perforce, Obama and the Democrats will be on the ropes, especially if they continue an agenda headlined by Obamacare, amnesty, and abortion on demand....... As Erick noted earlier today, we must beware the Hatch Effect.....To Read More......
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