Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Time: "McConnell Is Digging His Own Hole"

The leading conservative site RealClearPolitics.com has recently partnered with Time Magazine to provide excellent analysis of the 2008 campaigns. This article made it clear that last weeks events that saw McConnell undermining General Petraeus by playing political games with our troops will not help his reelection hopes:

We wrote recently about some potential electoral trouble in which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell could find himself, should Iraq remain in a bad state and Congressional Republicans continue to be so unpopular.

Today, more bad news for the Kentucky senator, as the state's Attorney General, Greg Stumbo, has formed an exploratory committee and is thinking about a bid in 2008. But Democrats should be warned, the race will not be a slam dunk.

They are right on. The race will be far from a slam dunk after we nominate a true conservative in Larry Forgy. Recent stories note that while Kentucky is likely to go Republican, the odds are far greater if the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell is not the nominee:
However, serving in Kentucky, a state likely to go strongly for the Republican Presidential nominee, may make arguments about McConnell's obstructionism moot. But if the presidential race hinges on Iraq, it could be that, by refusing to let Democrats make decisions about the war, therefore giving them responsibility for its progress, McConnell could be digging his own hole from which he'll have to extricate himself next year.