EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Judgment and Leadership
Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat for Governor of Florida, could be a United States Senator.
Trey Grayson, now working for a super PAC to elect Democrats, could be a United States Senator too.
Bob Bennett, who joined Democrats to come up with a federal individual mandate, could still be a United States Senator.
Arlen Specter, who recently passed away, could have died still a sitting United States Senator.
David Dewhurst, the moderate to liberal Republican Lieutenant Governor of Texas now struggling to stay elected after a conservative wave through the Lone Star State, could be a Senator.
All of these men were supported by Mitch McConnell either openly or behind the scenes. All of these men are the men McConnell wanted to surround himself with.
Imagine a United States Senate with Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter and without Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz. That is the United States Senate that Mitch McConnell wanted.
Now McConnell says of the new crop of conservative candidates that he wants to “crush them everywhere.” He calls conservatives traitors, fringe, and drunk.
Mitch McConnell backed Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio.
Mitch McConnell backed Trey Grayson against Rand Paul.
Mitch McConnell backed Bob Bennett against Mike Lee.
Mitch McConnell backed David Dewhurst against Ted Cruz.
Mitch McConnell backed Arlen Specter against Pat Toomey.
It is time to back Matt Bevin against Mitch McConnell.