May 23, 2010
The bombshells that exploded on Democrats last week even dazed Republicans as they met Friday night to nominate a U.S. Senate candidate to oppose the beleaguered fantasist, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. The long season of uncertainty has made them wary of events. We keep learning things we might rather not know.
Six months ago, the Republican faithful thought they’d be facing unpopular incumbent Sen. Christopher Dodd as he sought a sixth term. He scampered from the race as the year began, leaving Blumenthal to begin a stately stroll to victory in November.
Professional wrestling mogul Linda McMahon, who won the Republican nomination for the Senate on Friday night, used her fortune to tell party members things about her opponent, former Republican Congressman Rob Simmons, that party members might have preferred not to know. That fortune made it impossible for them to avert their gaze from her highlighting of Simmons’ record in Congress for six years at the start of the decade.
Simmons had voted for legislation in those years that Republicans could no longer ignore in exchange for him holding a traditionally Democratic seat. A choice not an echo, echoed from the slogans of history into Republican ears. McMahon, new and rich, could make herself into her own political creation.
This article was posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:37 am