If you can’t win an election, run unopposed, right?
President Obama was blessed not having to face legitimate opposition in his state senate or his senate runs because of untimely information released about his opponents sticky divorces (are there any other kind, really?).
Joel Gehrke makes the point today as well. Michelle Obama, who theoretically, people like, at least more than her husband, anyway is on the campaign trail, stumping for Governor Scott Walker’s opponent, Mary Burke.
Apparently, according to the RCP average, it is a tight race, although given the bang up job that Gov. Walker’s done in office in Wisconsin, Dr. J. would expect a relative landslide. After all, Gov. Christie, who has been a mediocre governor, at best, won handily in NJ despite his Republican party allegiance.
But the fact that Michelle is stumping for Mrs. Burke is not only an expression of Girl Power™, but also because Walker is a threat in 2016. No matter who the Democrat is, they are best served running against a weak candidate. So far, a number of major Republican candidates have had a recent run of controversy:
- Gov. Perry of Texas, arrested for ‘abuse of power.’
- Gov. Christie’s Bridgegate
- Rand Paul’s Aquabuddha reared its ugly head in the Atlantic
- Gov. Walker faced BS fundraising charges
- Ted Cruz is Emmanuel Goldstein
- Mitt Romney’s rich
- When Jeb Bush throw’s his hat in the ring it will be BUSHITLER 3.0!
Dr. J. could go on, but you get the point. The media, Democrats and their surrogates are now going after Republican candidates even as they dip their toe in the water. They’re trying to make it such that legitimate candidates (by the definition of more qualified than Obama as legitimate) can’t even actually run because they get lit up before they declare.
What we will end up with is a squeaky clean, but poorly recognized candidate that doesn’t energize the base, and 8 more years of Democrat misrule.
The Republicans need to learn to stand for core principles and fight back.