Stebben84 wrote:I've seen Hovde's polling gap close by 10 points in a couple months. He's got the money and people dig on that whole "pulling myself up by the bootstraps" shit. The Club for Growth is going after him as well as Grover "douchebag" Norquist. In the end I think Hovde eeks it out with a possible recount.
A conservative friend of mine seems pretty perplexed by this turn of events, though he just recently realized it while I've been reading about it for several weeks. I'm not sure where he's getting his alarms from, but he complained that Tommy could beat Tammy easily, Hovde may or may not beat Tammy and Neumann isn't likely to beat Tammy. So why, he asks, are Republicans targeting the better candidates and risking the loss of the seat?
All I could tell him was that Tommy wasn't conservative enough, Hovde wasn't beholden enough and Neumann could be trusted to do whatever they tell him to do. The Teapers aren't looking for thinkers, they're looking for "yes men".