October 05, 2006
Did the Van Wagon Wreck GOP Dreams of Easy Senate Victory?
Roger Abramson opines, quite mightily, that Ed Bryant would, had he won the GOP primary in August, not be doing any better against Democratic nominee Harold Ford Jr. than Bob Corker currently is.
The brain behind Volunteer Voters clearly has his synapses wired a different way, as he shares without reservation the opposing view, namely that a fired-up "guerilla" campaign would have kept the momentum that had carried it through the primary.
I wonder if Kleinheider is onto something, now that I've seen the post-primary Corker offering; but, first of all, Abramson acknowledges that "we also have to take into account the fact that Ford is a terrific campaigner."
Secondly, though: Would we have been able to see a more consistent, concerted GOP effort toward keeping this seat if Van Hilleary hadn't split the right-wing vote?
US Senate Elections | By joe lance | 03:21 PM