Published on December 4th, 20120
The Case for Shelley Moore Capito
Here we have a winnable candidate in an increasingly red state going up against either a relative unknown Democratic opponent, or a Democratic incumbent who is increasingly out of touch with the political reality in West Virginia. Here, again, we have a winnable candidate being pilloried by elements within her own party because she fails their little litmus tests of conservative purity. I would like to know at what point did Republicans or conservatives start deferring to the Club for Growth, the American Conservative Union, Jim DeMint and others? When did this happen? And who exactly appointed them guardians of conservative dogma?
If the GOP fails to win this seat, it will most definitely be the fault of the GOP. We should not repeat the mistakes of Colorado/Delaware/Nevada/Alaska in 2010 or Indiana/North Dakota/Missouri in 2012. Sometimes THE most conservative candidate is not THE best candidate. Answer this simple question: would you rather have Shelley Moore Capito in the Senate or Jay Rockefeller?
Campaign site: http://www.capitoforsenate.com/
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