(Via Hot Air Headlines) The entertaining bit about this Bill Press piece is not that he’s hilariously wrong about where the evvvvvvillllll Koch Brothers fall on the donor scale, or perhaps scale of donors; nor is it that he seems to think that there’s more than a physics’s chance* of the Democrats retaking the House. It’s that his basic point is, in fact, sound: by all means, the Democratic party should concentrate on the 2014 elections first**. But the likelihood that the institution in question will think clearly on that subject? …Well, that’s another physics’ chance.
*I’m trying this phrase out: it means “having this will happen would not actually violate any of the laws of physics – so you must assign a probability to it – but as a practical matter? Do not lose sleep over it.” What do people think? It may need some work.
**As should the GOP, of course. One advantage we have there is that most of our credible candidates are either governors up for re-election this year, or Senators up for re-election in 2016. The former absolutely HAVE to pay attention to the current situation and the latter need to make the decision right now whether or not to run for higher office***.
***It would not surprise me at all to hear that Rand Paul and/or Marco Rubio eventually decide that they’re young enough to plan to run in 2024. Or go with a VP slot. I’d counsel that, actually: as the Democrats persist in showing us, the Senate is an awful place from which to draw our Presidents.