In Race for the Senate, Republicans Not Sending Their Best

Source: RealClearPolitics
by Bill Scher

“President Joe Biden’s approval ratings languishing in the low 40s, Democrats behind in polls testing voter preferences for control of the House, and inflation running at 8%. The proverbial bases are loaded as Republicans step up to the plate. But the emerging GOP lineup of Senate candidates is no Murderers’ Row. Herschel Walker, after securing Georgia’s Republican nomination last month with minimal difficulty, stumbled out of the general election gate with a rambling Fox News interview, in which he proposed addressing gun violence with ‘a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at social media.’ … Of course, in a midterm election with an unpopular president, the opposition party doesn’t need exceptional candidates to make gains. But Republicans have wasted opportunities before, most glaringly in 2010.” (06/07/22)