why is that stupid?
For the same reason that saying so many of DeMint’s chosen candidates lost - including in his home state of SC (Barrett) and region (Raese)- is somehow proof he can’t convince enough people of his ideas to win a national backing (Buck lost, DeVore lost, Barrett lost, O’Donnell lost, Angle lost, Romney lost in 2008, Rossi lost, Lamaontagne lost, etc.)
Clearly, in spite of the many losses, DeMint’s stock is going up as a whole. Same with Palin.
One loss in Alaska to someone campaigning on bringing home pork (not to a Democrat, mind you) after many victories is hardly a body blow.
Of course, I suspect that yet another victory would have meant nothing to you, anyway........