Are the Wingnuts Wrong to Dump Lugar?
May 6, 2012 2 Comments
Daily Kos’s David Jarman and others are pleased that Senator Richard Lugar appears about to lose his primary to wingnut Richard Mourdock. They point out that this might not be simply one Dick replacing another: while polls show Lugar easily beating likely Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly in the general election, Mourdock v. Donnelly is a toss-up. Mourdock could wind up handing a solidly Republican seat to the Dems.
It’s hard for me to feel the wingnuts are making a mistake to dump Lugar. I would love to see the Occupy movement run candidates that would give us a chance to make similar choices: dump sure-winning corporatist Dems in favor of true progressives who, though they might lose to Republicans, would, if they won, represent the interests of the 99%.