Democrats who think they’re a shoo-in seem to be unaccountably banking on the GOP nominating some tongue-tied wingnut who will spend the campaign discussing the scientific evidence that women can’t get pregnant from rape. But as Joe Scarborough argued in 2012, this is wishful thinking . . . in his words, “The GOP doesn’t nominate crazy”. In 2012, out of an incredibly weak field filled with tongue-tied wingnuts, they nominated the moderate with the best public policy chops and solid debating skills.
Oh, and that’s right…he lost!
Reagan would be considered a wingnut today. Hell, he was considered a wingnut back then. Maybe we should run a wingnut instead of a guaranteed loser, eh, McArdle?