Remember Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock? Yeah, Rove has shown himself to not be the brightest bulb in electoral politics lately, but he's smart enough to have figured out that those guys cost Republicans Senate seats in Missouri and Indiana in 2012. He wants to stop that from happening again.
Test case...the Senate seat that will be vacated in Iowa by the retirement of Tom Harkin. Rove wants to make sure that lunatic Rep. Steve King doesn't win the Republican primary there. The article doesn't mention the fact that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might have trouble with a primary challenge, or the fact that the lunatics have had their sights set on defeating Sen. Lindsay Graham for years now. But you can bet that if a primary challenger to those guys shows up - they'll take them on as well.
You might wonder what tools Rove will use through this new organization to defeat the lunatics. I guess I gave that one away in the title...he'll be using money. But will that money be used to build up the Conservative Victory Project's favorite candidate and/or organize supporters in the various states? Ha-ha-ha-ha!! I jest of course.
The group’s plans, which were outlined for the first time last week in an interview with Mr. Law, call for hard-edge campaign tactics, including television advertising, against candidates whom party leaders see as unelectable and a drag on the efforts to win the Senate.You might wonder what the lunatic Republicans in a state like Iowa think about all this. Well, here ya go:
In Iowa, Cory Adams, the chairman of the Story County Republican Party, said the criticism aimed at Mr. King was unfair and misdirected. He warned of resistance from conservative activists if outside groups tried to interfere in the Senate race.Resistance...ya think?
So Mr. Rove is going to take on the base of the Republican Party that turns out in midterm primaries by trying to smear their candidates with TV ads.
To tell you the truth, I can't wait. Stock up on popcorn!