Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In a telling...

...and unfortunate development for the Republican Party, National Review's Jim Geraghty thinks that the primary reason Ken Cuccinelli lost in his race for governor of Virginia wasn't that he was too extreme for mainstream voters. No, bizarrely, Geraghty sees the problem a little differently:

The first and most basic lesson for future Republican candidates: Quit your day jobs. Ten of Virginia’s previous eleven elected attorneys general have run for governor; nine of them resigned upon the launch of their campaigns, usually with about a year left in their term.

If Republicans like Geraghty continue to have trouble acknowledging reality, the GOP's rehabilitation project may take longer than was previously thought. At the rate they're going, 2016 may look an awful lot like 1964: a landslide of historic proportions.

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