Is Whitaker a good guy? What about Branstad?
OK, Steve, I’ll accept this under one condition - you run for president in 2016.
A great congressman. I respect his decision. He’ll have no trouble keeping that seat for his next reelection, and at least this means we won’t risk losing his passionate, conservative voice.
However, with that said, Rove is probably rubbing his fat hands with glee. Of our remaining options, as they begin to throw in, we need to determine who the conservative is and be prepared to fight Karl’s establishment puppet (whoever that turns out to be). The squish caucus in the senate needs to be squished, not grown.
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.
The key takeaway I got from King’s message is the desire to remain in the majority. Chances are he’d be languishing as a minority member under Harry Reid’s jackboot if he did go to the Senate. Six years of your life being shoved to the margins is big chunk of time.
I agree, it is probably wise of him. Love him in the House, but he well could have a problem getting elected statewide in Iowa.