Skip to comments.A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]
Posted on 07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
JACKSON, Miss. The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate was he seeking a seventh term?
By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap.
And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp as he had once been, he occasionally gave the impression that he would have been almost as happy sitting on his front porch, sipping sweet tea, as he was campaigning.
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Cochran would be the best senator Barbour’s corrupt GOPe/RINO machine can buy.
Seems the “establishment” (Rove, etc.) did NOT like his opponent. Term Limits!!!
He hasn’t won yet, NYSlimes...
He’s starting to sound like McCain 08 and Romney 12. He really doesn’t even want to win. Geeesh!
Standard political theater.
He actually lost it by about 8-9% of the Republican vote, which he made up for by paying of Rats.
As I recall, he was going to call it quits until the RINOs needed him to stay and save the seat from the ‘Tea Party’. He’s a puppet.
The taint of his final campaign will be what he is remembered for.
There was another post on here tonight about the lack of outrage over the IRS “crashed drives’ drivel.
Well this is no better. These people don’t mention the 4,900 double votes already found. They don’t even nod at the vote-buying, at the GOPe blocking McDaniel’s team from looking at logs.
I have to say I’m stunned, that they can all ignore blatant voter fraud, a stolen election, and post their stupid “Cochran winner” stories. Is there any hope if ‘journalists’ keep ignoring the news and reporting their feelings?
76 years old and a too long of a career in DC. Retire already old man and enjoy your latter years whatever is left.
Damn Senators ultimate goal is to exit dead in the casket.
By letting fat tasbard Haley Baboon manipulate him he’s either got some early dementia or experiencing elder abuse from selfish cretins.
what’s the going rate and how many black democRATS do you have to pay in Mississippi to help you “mull” something ?
I can’t bring myself to read The Slimes, but did this article even mention the vote buying or the plan to not check voter eligibility? Or the True the Vote lawsuit? Or any of these factual issues surrounding that run-off election?
The sad part is he isn't. They could have let this slug retire and come up with a much better puppet that is actually awake and functional. They could have found one without a tract record so they could actually claim he was conservative. But they are just that arrogant and bereft of ideas, that they settled for this slug.
He isn’t going to retire until after he is elected and then Haley Barbour will appoint his successor.
That’s why Barbour is pulling out all the stops.
No, which is terrifying. So much "in your face, America" going on, missing hard drives/servers/clouds whatever it takes, media that refuses to print news they don't like thereby printing only pablum for the base, hundreds of thousands of immigrants crashing the border bringing disease, crime, and a burden we can't sustain. Heartbreaking.
By the way, I don’t even think Cochran is capable if mulling.
This article is an attempt by the NYT to rehabilitate Cochran’s image.
Things must be pretty bad in Mississippi if the big town paper has to ride to Thad’s rescue.
An ingratiating monograph for the ever distinguished, snowy-haired, tea-sipping carefree aristocrat...
The Left is depraved.
It is an amazingly positive story for a “Republican.”
Tells you how much of a threat to the Rat/RINO uni-party the TEA party is.
“A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]”
He hasn’t won anything...New York Slimes.
I read a couple of paragraphs, couldn’t stand anymore. The Slimes are noxious.
a prop up push propaganda article.
goebles would be proud.
Thats why Barbour is pulling out all the stops.
But it shouldn't take 18 posts for all you other smart guys here at FR or the NYT to explain why this 76 year old over the hill Democrat masquerading as a Republican decided not to retire. Haley Barbour wants to hand pick the next Mississippi senator.That's it. That's what this is all about.
He just wanted to retire and take a nap.
And I’ll bet he wasn’t the one that suggested the vote fraud either. I’ll bet the instructions came from someone close to McConnell and taken via Wicker’s office to the Barbour people.
If this had been a Tea Party candidate that was involved in all this fraud, you can bet the NY Times would carry the story front page above the fold for weeks non-stop.
And don’t forget McConnell. It was posted that McConnell directed more than $800,000+ to Cochran’s campaign for the runoff. He is in on it I am sure.
I think they are filing this one away. For now. If Cochran manages to survive the stench and corruption around this and make it to the general, then all these newsies that are quiet about the scandalous and unscrupulous nature of this primary election will be braying like jackals about how untrustworthy and slimy the GOP is. The attack dogs will be unleashed, and the NYT will likely lead the pack.
And untold numbers of the “racist” and “hooded KKK” Tea Partiers will just shrug their shoulders.
He’s there for twelve months, retire, and allow the governor to appoint himself as the next senator. As messy as this got....they’ve instead screwed up Republican attraction in Mississippi for a decade. You can put up a bogus ad now....two Republicans sitting in a pool-hall....talking up who they will bribe for votes, and everyone will get a bad taste in their mouth from it.
When is he going to concede to McDaniel, or does he have to get indicted first?
This whole debacle is getting funnier by the minute! If the NY Slimes are trying to save Cochroach, then the fraud/vote buying way worse than what we know.
I pray this is is huge kick in the ass for the GOPe.
Can McDaniels get on the November Ballot?
I don’t think Republicans who voted for the Roach like the way he won, with paid Black Dems.
I bet a lot of them have buyers remorse. Hayley ought to go to jail for conspiracy to corrupt an election for a Federal office.
Remember Rob the former Gov. of Illinois.
He's addicted to the power & graft that comes with his pork handouts?
He's a dedicated self-servant?
Like Hillary, he's broke, not well off, and can't afford to be out of a job?
Once you get the power it’s hard to let go. All the parties, free dinners, free trips, free flights on private jets. John Glenn used to have a borrowed private yacht of his own to use at Catalina Island. Given him for his use by a grateful donor. Do you think he’s the only one?
Term limits are the only way.
By CHEATING, the GOP has
now made void the Election Fraud charge
that the GOP could have made against the DNC.
Just like ObamaCARE.
Just like non-citizens becoming POTUS.
Just like the Open border issue.
Just like the arming of al Qaeda.
Just like being HARD on corruption.
GOP = DNC = Death of Law and America
Levin has this linked to his FB..check it out
“76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp as he had once been,”
thad didn’t try to hush the whispers, his staff, handlers and campaign did. During the primary he didn’t really make public appearances, speeches, debate or give interviews. After the primary his campaign may have decided this strategy had worked against him so in his first speech he talks about doing “indecent” things to animals and in his interview he says obamacare is good for the country and will not be repealed, his staff calls the reporter and says he was talking about the VA.
No mention of facts
American Spectator has pulled that particular article.
I found a copy of it here, we’ll see how long it lasts:
now that one is gone also! or at least on my end..wth is going on?
thank you BA!