Broun is not only a world-class ignoramus, he’s also a medical doctor, and in Congress he’s a member of the Committee on Science and Technology and the Committee on Homeland Security. He was just re-elected in a race in which he ran unopposed, except for a write-in campaign for the ineligible Charles Darwin.
Now we learn from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Broun to jump into U.S. Senate race; other may follow. Yes, dear reader, the wacko is trying to move on up to the Senate. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, an Athens Republican, is the first out of the gate in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Broun has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta to announce his campaign for next year’s election.
Just what the Republicans need — a poster boy for creationism in the Senate. The story also says:
The state’s longest-serving Republican in Congress, Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah, also is seriously considering a run. He met Monday with Gov. Nathan Deal to discuss the possibility, and in an interview he talked up his ties beyond South Georgia — from growing up in Athens to conducting business in Atlanta.
Aha — Broun won’t be unopposed. Let’s read on:
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, a Marietta Republican, is polling and calling friends across the state as he ponders a bid. He said Monday that he is “very, very interested” in the possibility of a Senate run.
Rove, who was President George W. Bush’s political adviser, is now a Fox News analyst and affiliated with American Crossroads, a conservative political action committee. Some conservatives, though, are too conservative even for Karl Rove. He’s co-founded the Conservative Victory Project to prevent extreme right-wingers from winning Republican primaries, then blowing the general election.
It’s about time the GOP woke up and tried to keep the crazies off the ballot. We continue:
“There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” Rove’s partner, Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, told The New York Times. “We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.”
That’s the Buckley rule. Here’s an article about it by Charles Krauthammer: The Buckley rule. If that’s what Rove has in mind, that’s fine, but we need to see if he’s serious.
We’ll know if he backs someone other than Broun in the Georgia primary. But we just had a horrible thought — what if the others in the race are even crazier than Broun? No, that’s not possible. Anyway, we’ll have to keep an eye on this one.
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