To Keep Rhode Island, GOP Will Eat Its Own
You see Laffey is challenging Chafee for the Republican nomination, but in a state this blue a Bush-style Republican--support for the Prez, for the war, and for tax cuts--doesn't go over so well. Polls suggest that if Laffey wins then he'll get crushed in the general election by the Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse.
So what's the GOP doing about it? Well it seems that the old tricks are the best tricks. They've ginned up a Willie Horton-esque commercial that tries tar Laffey as being an advocate of open borders--laughable considering his position on the issue is exactly that of the US Treasury Department. But no matter, when you're trying to do is keep control of the Senate, whose going to stand on principle. For the GOP seems even a "Blue" Republican is preferable to losing the seat.
just a thought that came to me -- did you know gang colors are red and blue???
bloods and crips...how approporatekkls
AZGoddess, I don't really know. For us Dems Chafee is pretty inoffensive, but I rather see a Democrat in there.
and Chaffee is ineffective eith way- we need a Dem there..period..it is time to send the Repugs a Messege- all the way.
E4E, I think that if Chafee wins, and the Dems win, he'll go independent like Jeffords, but like you I still rather have a Democrat.