Georgia’s Senate race should be a shoo-in for the GOP, but the party might nominate a candidate too extreme to win. Is this the next Todd Akin state?
MACON, Ga. – 2014 is a Republican year. The party has the map, the candidates, and the money to finally retake the Senate after blowing the last two tries by nominating weak ultra-conservative candidates in critical races. And there’s no way that’s happening again, right?
Not if Georgia has anything to say about it.
The solid red state is shaping up as a key boost to Democratic hopes of retaining the Senate thanks to a GOP primary field both sides believe could produce a nominee too hobbled, too extreme, or too gaffe-prone to win in November.
The candidate causing the biggest headache is Paul Broun, a four-term GOP congressman who opposes abortion without exception, thinks the Big Bang and evolution are “lies straight from the pit of hell,” (gravity waves be damned), and likened President Obama to Hitler and Karl Marx before he was even inaugurated. […]
National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic comeback bid.
Blindsided by news that Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing and concluding he has no plausible path to victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.
Sanford is facing Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a Clemson University administrator and sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in a race that has grabbed the national spotlight. […]
I figure that when November rolls around I might as well write myself in when I vote for the Senator from Tennessee, since:
a) I’d STILL sooner take a cheese grater to my testicles than vote for Bob Corker.
b) The official Democratic Senate candidate, Mark Clayton, is a certifiable whack-a-doodle, as much as any Republican short of Todd Akin.
c) Said candidate has been disavowed by the Tennessee Democratic Party.
d) Said Tennessee Democratic Party STILL hasn’t, for its “write-in” admonition, vetted or circled the wagons around any other specific candidate within the party, all of whom are basically unknowns even at this stage in the game.
e) Not like I could do any worse of a job than any current member of Congress.
Since the Tennessee Democratic Party didn’t care enough to even bother to pay attention to the race, then I will be voting for the Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.
His name is Martin Pleasant.
That’s his web site so you can get some info on him. I’m voting straight-Democratic Party all the way, except for U.S. Senate. Martin Pleasant has my vote for Senate.
(Source: commodifiedsouls, via recall-all-republicans)