by: the Common Constitutionalist
So I guess conservative Chris McDaniel should just take his ball and go home. There was no foul play. Thad Cochran won fair and square.
Loser McDaniel complaining about how he lost the election is just sour grapes or according to Jamelle Bouie at Slate.com, “McDaniel is saying, ‘I would have won if it weren’t for those meddling liberals’”. He described McDaniel as a “Scooby Doo villain”.
Bouie quotes McDaniel: “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual, about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats”, that, “35,000 Democrats crossed over”.
Well Jamelle, what I find a bit odd is all these liberal Democrats, of which you are undoubtedly one, coming to the defense of some old, white, southern Republican politician. To me, that’s more of an anomaly than black Democrats voting for Cochran.
But Bouie isn’t the only one running to Cochran’s aid. He also quotes Mississippi’s other senator: “As Sen. Roger Wicker, the junior senator from the state said to reporters on Wednesday, ‘Broadening the base of the party? Asking more Mississippians to participate in the ballot that’s going to determine the next Senator? No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that’”.