Virtually guaranteeing that the GOP will pick up this seat.
Not my favorite, but I will sure take Thompson over the lib trash they usually send.
We need to destroy this RINO.
For the Senate, he becomes Public RINO Enemy No. 1, ahead of Hatch, Lugar and Snowe.
The only thing that matters is that this RINO hack gets obliterated. This is a Castle situation, now. I don’t care if another witch comes up and gets beat, as long as we destroy this RINO.
Tommy MIGHT be better than Herbert “I’m not gay” Kohl, but it would be a toss up. Too much of a loose cannon for me. I’d rather he didn’t run and just be an “elder statesman” in Wisconsin. Maybe we could get Paul Ryan to run for Sanate adn let Tommy have Paul’s house seat???
While divided on Thompson, he certainly does not belong in the category of a Mike Castle or Olympia Snowe. Thompson is right of center, but not as much as Sen. Johnson from that state. However, Wisconsin is not a right-wing bastion, so he might be a good fit for this particular state.
The Democrats appear ready to hand this seat to the GOP anyway since they seem hell bent on running Rep. Tammy Baldwin. The question in my mind is can we get a more conservative candidate than Thompson given that Baldwin is probably ideologically unacceptable to most voters there outside of the Democrat base.
I Agree, Thompson isn’t that bad.
Sure, I would like to see a primary with a good solid conservative- but if the nominee is Thompson, we aren’t that bad off.
Castle, Snowe, etc he isn’t.
If this is the best we can get out of WI for now, so be it. Tommy is getting a bit up there, we can try to do better when he leaves office. We already have one solid right winger out of there, maybe he can pull Tommy to the right a bit.
However, We should be trying to drive Hatch and Lugar out- there is no reason those states do not have more solidly conservative Senators, and those states will elect stronger candidates if given the opportunity.
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