Thursday, October 29, 2009

Everybody Loves a Winner

As polls show Doug Hoffman either tied or ahead of Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Dede Scozzafava tumbling in to third place, it looks like the House Republican leadership is laying the foundation for a working relationship:

The House Republican leadership is prepared to welcome Doug
into its ranks, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman
Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Thursday, a sign that the GOP establishment is
recalibrating its approach toward the contentious New York special election and
the Conservative Party nominee whose candidacy has divided the party.

“He would be very welcome, with open arms,” Sessions told POLITICO in
an interview off the House floor.

As Stacy McCain says, Worry warts are worried, and the hand-wringers are ring their hands. The party leadership went all in for Scozzafava and now they are getting their backsides handed to them. The party is all about winning so it doesn't surprise me that they would "welcome" Hoffman. Everybody loves a winner.


Larry Sheldon said...

It appears that Scuzzi has folded her table and headed home.

Some indications that the RNC will commence a strong passive support program for Hoffman.

There are three lessons that "we" MUST learn from this.

It IS possible to get control of our pparty and make it do our bidding;

Doing so is hard, onerous work;


We have to put up with a lot of hate from our "friends", but it IS possible to get control of our party and make it do our bidding, and doing so is hard, onerous work.

Carol said...

Larry, I absolutely agree. I will be very interested to see if the party has learned its lesson and if it applies that lesson to the race between Crist, the RINO, and Rubio, the Conservative, here in Florida. If not, we will just need to spank them again.