Wednesday, November 15, 2006

 

Did Santorum torpedo Lamar?

Volunteer Voters has the story in the wake of Lamar Alexander's narrow defeat to Trent Lott for the No. 2 position in the GOP Senate leadership.

Others will point to Lott's experience, vote counting abilities, etc., but I'm not buying it. With little movement amongst the Republicans to inject new blood into the leadership of the Senate, House, and the RNC, it at least has the appearance that the Republican Party has chosen to proceed with business as usual. Lott rings of the old era, one where the GOP exhibited little leadership.

I will be interested to see what becomes of Mike Pence in the House. If he doesn't rise to Minority Leader and if Shadegg is defeated for Whip, then I have to believe that conservatives are being told that we need to find another team to support.

MORE: The Union Leader all but endorses Pence and Shadegg.

Comments:
And Lamar exemplifies conservative leadership...?
 
I don't think Lamar Alexander exactly qualifies as new blood, outsider leadership. Lott being whip isn't the end of the world. I think he will make a good enforcer for the Senator from Kentucky.
 
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