Your Developing Republican Primary Narrative

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 17:55 EDT
google plus icon
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

If Republicans don't win in 2012, it'll be because all the best candidates stayed out.  Keep in mind that the only reason those are the best candidates is because they aren't running; if the field were flipped the same people who are currently in would be looked at as the excitement-generating candidates the primary was sorely missing.

Never mind that the field Rich Lowry wants includes a not-conservative-enough governor who's spent the past three years working on a terrible show (Huckabee), a not-conservative-enough governor who has a very strange family background that would surely be the main focus of his primary candidacy (Daniels), George W. Bush's brother, a little-known Representative who's kind of a Tea Party favorite except when he's not (Pence), and a Senator with no national profile whatsoever (Thune).  

In other words, it would be a slightly altered version of the current field, but with more baggage and fewer women and minorities.  Dream ticket, here we come!

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.