Skip to comments.Chris McDaniel, almost the next Ted Cruz, risks political ruin (For not conceding)
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Chris McDaniel, the tea partyer who nearly beat Sen. Thad Cochran in Tuesday's Mississippi primary runoff, still hasn't conceded. Analysts say he's damaging his future.
Chris McDaniel came within a few thousand votes of being the next Ted Cruz.
Now, two days after his stunning loss in Mississippis high-stakes GOP Senate runoff, Mr. McDaniel risks ruining a potentially bright political future, say both Mississippi and national political observers.
The charismatic, tea party-backed state senator, who took on six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the marquee primary of 2014, has still refused to concede the race, claiming voter irregularities. Thursday afternoon, McDaniels campaign called on the state Republican chairman to direct circuit clerks to cooperate with McDaniel volunteers seeking election data.
Mississippi election officials have said that the vote went smoothly.
McDaniel was understandably shell-shocked Tuesday, writes Sam Hall in the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger. His non-concession speech was red meat for his supporters, but it played poorly on the national scene where most were quickly agreeing that this election was over.
That included groups such as FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund. By Wednesday morning, even Senator Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand, had congratulated my colleague Thad.
As a student of history, I can say that when one goes out a gentleman or a lady, there is a residue of goodwill and they live to fight another day, says John Gizzi, chief political correspondent of the conservative website Newsmax. I fear that unless he comes out and embraces Thad by the weekend, Chris McDaniel will not get another opportunity."(continued)
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Analyze this, you ‘analysts’!
he should never concede and even if his appeal loses, he should never endorse Cochran
Says who ?
I needs to run as a write in. Let’s see what happens when rats who crossed over vote for the rat candidate.
Much better said than me.
Mississippi law doesn’t allow it, from what I’m reading.
Yep, I’ve got their “analysis” right here. ;-)
Thank God someone put honesty and their country above their political career. This is how we got the slime in there we are now stuck with, being “guided” to preserve their own political future.
Yep. One of those propaganda articles of Leftist bent probably paid for by the same source as the robocalls, and the KKK flyers.
Screw the republican party! The elitist thugs running that party showed just how sleazy they really are. They used unimaginable tactics to steal a runoff from real republican voters.
I had dinner with a few people tonight and we all agreed that we no longer consider ourselves republicans. And, by the way, none of us live or vote in Mississippi.
The republican party has lost the trust of the people that have kept them in power.
Note how Sen. Cruz's weak congratulations to his Senate collegue, accompanied by Cruz's telegraphed opposition, is used against McDaniel.
This is an example of why Sen. Cruz should not have congratulated Cochran, whatever the excuse.
It's nice to see the commie lib 'RATS worrying about the Republicans when they aren't busy calling them racists.
How utterly beside the point. What is important is the country's future.
More to the important point, FreeReign says Yahoo, CSM, "analysts", John Gizzi, Sam Hall, Thad Cochran and all the rest of the RINOs are damaging the country's future.
Oh absolutely. I wish I had a dollar for every time I saw a reporter write “Some people believe” after a discussion with another reporter. Guess who the some people really were?
The justification: “Well it’s true isn’t it? Some people believe that. I didn’t lie!”
Never trust media telling you water is wet.
screw that, i wouldn’t either with the irregularities down there.
Have any of the MS Congressmen congratulated Cochran?
I noticed Palazzo has nothing on it on his page.
He can’t run against Wicker until 2018. He should try to get as many of those involved in prison.
makes ya wonder what the going rate is for an article like this.
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