Jim Geraghty takes an opposite view on this race. I agree, it is Massachusetts. And it is an uphill fight. But my point, and that of Ed Morissey is that the GOP can and should make some kind of effort. I still submit that it comes down to perception. If the GOP will spend almost $1,000,000 to elect a candidate that would have probably voted for the so-called health-care "reform" (that being Dede Scozzafava), all we are asking for is maybe half to possibly elect a candidate that may, just maybe the 41s vote to kill the so-called health care "reform".
With almost all reputable polling showing that the Dear Leader, President Obama, tanking and the Democrat agenda equally tanking, what is the Republican party doing to take advantage of it?
Well, it appears not very much.
In a special election in Massachusetts next month, there is a Democrat (Martha Coakley) and a Republican (Scott Brown) vying for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat.
Too bad the GOP does not pluck a few more bucks than $50,000 to see if possibly, just maybe there can be an upset in the making.
There is no question that Massachusetts is as blue a state as there is in the United States. But even there, people get a little tired of the excesses of big government. The current governor, Deval Patrick, has George W. Bush popularity numbers.
With that, why would the Republican National Committee not spend the same amount as they did to try to elect a very liberal Republican in the infamous New York state 23rd congressional district race last month?
The powers that be, and that includes RNC chair Michael Steele, need to give Mr. Brown a lot more cash and volunteers.
It gets to a point that drives me crazy about my party.
The GOP is way to quick to give up where the Democrats never give up.
So what happens is that the Democrats can actually elect a Democrat congressman from very conservative Idaho.
Because the Democrats just keep plugging away.
The Republicans just give up.
Here is what we need to do.
RUN CANDIDATES EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE!
This is a big nation. We proved that given the right circumstances, Republicans can win anywhere. In 1994, the Republican party actually won two congressional seats in Massachusetts.
I think that we are at that point once again in the United States.
But if the RNC does not get it and lets this race be a Democrat blowout, it will have a big problem recruiting candidates. Said potential candidates will wonder if they will get any backing from the RNC.
And, as Matthew Continetti in the Weekly Standard points out, the Republican party needs to reach out to the Tea Party folks and give them reason to vote for the GOP. Which is what I pointed out recently.
If the GOP is not willing to fight for the old Ted Kennedy senate seat, then I wonder where they will fight.
Time for Michael Steele to get in the game and make a race of it in Massachusetts.