First of all, if you lived here, you'd see McGavick is going out of his way to alienate the base before he's got them solidly in his camp. Actually, I'm getting ahead of myself, McGavick from day one, has been the establishment candidate.
He was SELECTED in a smoky backroom deal with a former State Republican Chairman who's piss poor leadership helped the obvious fraudulent gubernatorial election challenge to be lost in court by hiring crony attorney's instead of top notch litigators. The former chair resigned 5 months later in shame.
The underhanded way he was sold to the state committee, violation of established pre-primary endorsement rules by the state party and his constant braggadocio about being in no ways beholden to the Republican philosophy in the media has taken a toll on the base. There's more, but it's inside politics stuff. Take my word for it, his campaign model is flawed.
The base who have chosen to make a primary vote statement did so not to advance Maria CantVOTEwell, but to tell Mikey, wake The F*** UP!
What would you do?
What would I do? Get out and vote for the candidate who best lines up with my positions and who has the best chance of winning. Sometimes that's the best you can do in politics. We don't always get the candidate who is 100% perfect, so we have to play the best hand we can with the cards we're dealt.
Whether or not McGavick is the best choice or not, I do think that handing CantDoWell another six years in the Senate is not a good way to gain yardage for the conservative cause. McGavick may not, either, but, on balance, I think there is a better chance with McGavick than there is with StupidWell.
True, I don't live in SayWA. But I have an interest in honest elections, and after the out and out theft of the Governorship from Dino Rossi in '04, I have been following the state politics there. Denigrate my opinions as those of an outsider if you must or if it makes you feel better, but, to be honest, conservatives are better served making common cause with those they are more naturally aligned with than seeking to divide an already divided (and therefore weakened) movement.
posted on 09/10/2006 3:45:35 PM PDT
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