The numbers don't lie. Alabamans do not like Roy Moore.
Doug Jones in 2017 received about 50,000 fewer votes than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. In contrast, Roy Moore received 650,000 fewer votes than Donald Trump did the previous year.
That is a massive repudiation.
Doug Jones brought out most of Hillary's voters while more than half the Alabamans who voted for Trump in a state-wide landslide stayed home the following year.
The numbers don’t lie. Alabamans do not like Roy Moore.
Allowing the GOP establishment veto power over primary winners is a suicide pact for conservatives. This isn’t about Moore. It’s about an out of control and unaccountable uniparty dictating to the voters who they can elect. As bad a candidate as Moore was he would have won without Democrat dirty tricks and GOP establishment intervention.
The core of the Moore-vote revolves around hardcore Baptist members who believe that Moore is the salt of the Earth. Beyond that, probably 60-percent of GOP regular voters who just can’t stand the guy. They hated Luther Strange even more.
There’s some talk-radio station in Birmingham who tried to hype Moore way early and then went anti-Moore as the race finally came up.
I’ll take your word on everything you typed.
But, right now the Senate would have one more Republican in it, instead of one more Democrat. Moore may not have been well liked, but I don’t see him cozying up to Schumer and the Left. He would have only been there for a few years and then primaried by another Republican and sent packing. And the way he runs his mouth that scenario was probably a ‘no brainer’. But it didn’t go that way and for that, the 650,000 Alabaman’s that stayed home and allowed Jones to take the seat can, suck it.
But then again, they had a chance to get Mo Brooks and they didn’t, so they can doubly, suck it.