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Chris McDaniel, almost the next Ted Cruz, risks political ruin (For not conceding)
Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 26, 2014 7:41 PM | Christian Science Monitor By Linda Feldmann

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 Mississippi’s 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, McDaniel’s 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)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; gop; mcdaniel; mississippi; msprimary
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This is one of those "warning" columns, where they publically let someone know they're on thin ice with the powers-that-be. And "analysts" mean "those of us here in the newsroom" and other people on journ-o-list.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 8:47:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Analyze this, you ‘analysts’!


2 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:33 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he should never concede and even if his appeal loses, he should never endorse Cochran


3 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Says who ?


4 posted on 06/27/2014 8:49:59 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I needs to run as a write in. Let’s see what happens when rats who crossed over vote for the rat candidate.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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he should never concede and even if his appeal loses, he should never endorse Cochran

Much better said than me.

6 posted on 06/27/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: Slump Tester

Mississippi law doesn’t allow it, from what I’m reading.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: aposiopetic

Yep, I’ve got their “analysis” right here. ;-)


8 posted on 06/27/2014 8:51:44 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

Thanks, Chris!


9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:52:46 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. One of those propaganda articles of Leftist bent probably paid for by the same source as the robocalls, and the KKK flyers.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:53:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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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.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 8:54:53 PM PDT by boycott
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By Wednesday morning, even Senator Cruz, the conservative Texas firebrand, had congratulated “my colleague Thad.”

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.

12 posted on 06/27/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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The Yahoos and CSMs worried about a Republican politician's career again. They're completely heartbroken.

extreme sarc/off

It's nice to see the commie lib 'RATS worrying about the Republicans when they aren't busy calling them racists.

13 posted on 06/27/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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Analysts say he's damaging his future.

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.

14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:00:45 PM PDT by FreeReign
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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.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:01:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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screw that, i wouldn’t either with the irregularities down there.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GeronL

Have any of the MS Congressmen congratulated Cochran?

I noticed Palazzo has nothing on it on his page.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 9:03:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He can’t run against Wicker until 2018. He should try to get as many of those involved in prison.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 9:05:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Interesting.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 9:06:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

makes ya wonder what the going rate is for an article like this.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:18 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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