There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. But, this year, luck seems to be with the Republicans.
Yesterday, Bruce Braley, the Democrat Senate candidate in Iowa, instantly made the race a toss-up when he derided fellow Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) as a “farmer who never went to law school.”
And, in Georgia, Democrats’ hope for another Akin-style debacle have run headlong into the anti-Akin candidate, former Reebok CEO David Perdue. It’s things like this that make all the difference in the Senate. A couple of seats can easily swing Senate control, and Democrats need to play it perfectly to keep the Senate this year. So far, they’ve been far from perfect, while Republicans are catching all the breaks.