Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:14 PM
This is the very reason why if Republicans are smart, they will nominate anyone but Tillis. Tillis has enough pay for play baggage already, and the Short Session will just make it worse. The Board of Governors fiasco is already out there. And with all that you liberals invested in unfairly trashing the legislature with the Blueprint campaign, I am sure you want to keep Tillis around to use that against him in November. Some liberal strategists have already been chortling with glee in the media at the prospect of doing so. Tillis is the only one in the primary field who is vulnerable to a Blueprint based attack.
We have a Republican State House Speaker in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, who is also running for US Senate this election cycle, and he had the good sense to resign the office as soon as he announced for the Senate. Resigning has not hurt his campaign one bit. Shannon started out far behind his main primary opponent, Congressman Lankford, but at the last poll had a double digit lead over Lankford.
One wonders why Rove is so dense that he cannot see these things, but then again, the establishment Republicans seem more interested in running a yes man whom they can control if he gets elected than a nominee who is actually more likely to beat Hagan.