The Company You Keep
I’ve refrained from commenting too much on the explosive Foley scandal, as I do have some thoughts on the subject, but don’t want to rush it. In the mean time, I discovered the possible answer to why Democrat Amy Klobacher is crushing her competition in the open U.S. Senate race in Minnesota. From today’s ABC News The Note:
U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-MN) holds a rally with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator David Vitter (R-LA), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). In the evening, Kennedy squares off against Democrat Amy Klobuchar in a 7:00 pm ET debate at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
You’re a conservative Republican in a liberal swing state. You’re down in the polls by double digits and the party organizations are pulling out of your contest. What kind of company do you keep in the remaining weeks of the campaign – die-hard conservatives from the Deep South, or centrists and independents who can broaden your base?
I think by the company he’s keeping these days, even Mark Kennedy must know he’s toast.