I’m not going to bother to quote it: the short version is, apparently the Old Gray Lady is worried about what will happen to the poor Wyoming GOP if Liz Cheney decides to face off with Michael Enzi in a primary next year. Let me tell you what will happen: Cheney will win, or Enzi will win, or maybe a third person will win the primary. Whoever does win will then run in a state that is reliably conservative, reliably Republican, and who will have a Democratic opponent that can and will be accurately described as a puppet for the liberal Democratic establishment.
I have no real beef with Mike Enzi: we disagree on Internet taxation, but there are good arguments on both sides of that issue. I will be happy to see him win reelection. But the party is healthier when there are real primaries*.
(Via Hot Air Headlines)
*Now, if somebody involved in all of this wants my advice**… perhaps Enzi should retire, and perhaps Rep. Cynthia Lummis should run for his seat, and perhaps Cheney could run for Lummis‘ seat. Mind you, I don’t live in Wyoming, so everybody involved can be more than free to ignore me.
**Doubtful, but you never know.