Mitch can try and run as an Independent if he loses the GOP nomination in the Primary, but KENTUCKY IS NOT ALASKA. First of all, Joe Miller ran a “sucky” campaign and “let” MurCOWski win. In Kentucky, there will be a strong Pubbie (Matt Bevins) and a popular Democrat for the people to choose from in the General Election. They will not say: “Oh heck, Mitch is running as an Independent; let’s go ahead and vote for him.” No way. And McConnell knows this. He can run, but he can’t hide.
Well, the fact that the RNC didn’t give Miller any help and didn’t take MurCOWski off any committees when she switched her affiliation doesn’t look good for them either.
Should Bevin win the GOP nomination and the turtle declare as an independent, don’t expect him to lose any seniority either. And Bevin better not count on any RNC support.