The more I think about these crybaby Republicans who were defeated in the primaries by “Tea Party” type candidates running as Independents, the more I’m liking it.
In Alaska, Lisa Murkowski announced a write-in campaign after Tea Partier Joe Miller beat her in the primary, and there’s talk of Republican Mike Castle, who lost to Christine O’Donnell in the primary, running on a third party ticket because he’s unable to understand that voters want a cleansing flush of the status-quo Beltway toilet.
Originally my thought was that this would fragment the GOP vote. However, the fact that the Democrats have whipped their remaining base into such a panic over the Tea Party taking over Congress combined with Dem disgruntlement over their own candidates, it’s starting to look like moderate Republicans running as third partiers will steal votes from Democrats and fragment that party instead:
Republican Joe Miller attracts 42% of the vote in the first Rasmussen Reports poll of the Alaska Senate race since GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski announced her write-in campaign to try to keep her job.
The telephone survey of Likely Voters in Alaska shows Murkowski picking up 27% of the vote and Democrat Scott McAdams earning 25%. One percent (1%) say theyâ€™d prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
This race now moves from Leans GOP to Solid GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Have a little dignity and just take your ball and go home, Ms. Murkowski. Sorry… this is politics. What am I talking about “dignity” for?