Monday, May 7, 2012

Lugar In Denial

The primary election is tomorrow and Dick Lugar seems completely oblivious.Recent polls show him trailing Richard Mourdock by ten points but over the weekend he was in town insisting that he was going to win. how exactly is he going to win when the polling momentum is pretty grim?

Despite a recent independent poll giving Mourdock a 10 percentage point lead, Lugar said, “I believe I’m going to win the primary.”



“I believe that a majority of people in Indiana who are registered voters favor my candidacy,” he said. “ … If everybody voted, I would win.”


Senator Lugar seems to be missing something here. This is a primary, not a general election, so by definition only Republicans should be picking the Republican nominee. Lugar is desperately seeking Democrats and independents to come to his aid and that tells you a lot about his "conservative" credentials.

I think Dick Lugar finally realizes what many of us have known for a long time. His tenure in the U.S. Senate is about to come to an end because he lost touch with Indiana a long time ago and is known more for his willingness to compromise on just about anything than he is for being a conservative leader. A man with Lugar's experience, stature and connections should be a stalwart, a leader in the Senate. He is instead a compromiser, a "statesman" that is D.C. code for going along to get along. Republicans like Lugar who exchange favors and pats on the back with liberals are every bit as much to blame for the $14 trillion national debt as Democrats and it is time for him to go.

Thank you for your service Senator Lugar, enjoying your retirement in D.C. as a lobbyist and influence peddler.
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