…and decides that it’s never too early to start laying down markers.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) says Democrats and members of the press are going “overboard” in their criticism of Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s GOP Senate nominee.
Which is pretty wise of him: he’s up for reelection in 2012, and now that the grassroots have worked out this ‘we don’t have to settle for purple Senators in red states’ thing two years suddenly doesn’t seem like a generous amount of time in which to mend fences (in this case, mostly immigration). If done right it’ll probably work, too: after all, it did with McCain.
I know that statement will bug people, but facts are facts: McCain demonstrated that you can withstand a grassroots challenger. All you have to do is make it abundantly clear that you got the point.