Good. Bad. Indifferent.
Running for president?
Darn. He’s a great Congressman. Hope he’s planning to at least stay in Congress.
Dagnabit! He’d have made a GREAT senator!!
He must have gotten a call from Karl Rove.
unfortunately, it sounds like a win for Rove and his “conservative victory project”. I’m sure they did a lot behind the scenes. Hope we don’t end up seeing more establishment guys in 2014 in prepartion for Jeb in 2016.
This is probably fine... The Senate almost invariably turns erstwhile Conservatives into liberal pod people. Since they don’t have to run until every six years, they tend to get fat and more susceptible to corruption than those on a shorter leash (those that have to run every two years). I hope Ted Cruz proves to be an exception, but he will certainly have to withstand a bunch of crap from the Media and pod people Republicans (e.g., McCain, Lindsey, etc).
None of the names mentioned are remotely conservative. Everyone of these 2nd tier candidates would vote for:
Increasing the debt.
Continued taxpayer funded abortion.
Keeping the Federal Reserve.
International Treaties greater than the Constitution.
Wars without end.
Ad nausium, etc, etc.
King would have been the most conservative choice. Now, Bruce Braley who is more liberal than Pelosi or Reid will win.
And we will have an ugly bitter and divisive primary to waste money on while building up campaigns that will fracture a generation with their infighting.
Oh, and we will not carry the 1st or 2nd districts either.
That is what this announcement really means.
King, who surprised me by and in his own words embarrassed himself for taking so long to decide, has bowed out and is staying in House.
Frankly I thought he’d have trouble in the general election.
But we now lack any candidate that I know of. Several people bowed out, deferring to King. I hope some reconsider.