Extremism in the defense of liberty may or may not be a vice, but it’s a good way to lose elections. And it may be how Republicans blow their chance at a game-changer in November.
Judging from their hysterical reaction, the stories about threats and violence have touched a raw nerve among Republicans.
They realize that the Tea Party monster they fed could end up eating them.
In Utah, Senator Robert Bennett – a rock-ribbed conservative – may not be conservative enough.
In Florida, Charlie Crist is getting slaughtered.
In Arizona, John McCain is in so much trouble from the right he needs Sarah Palin’s help. That must make him grumpier than usual.
This election is the Republicans’ to lose. They may just find a way.