June 25, 2004

Ryan Aftermath: The Replacement 

posted by Paul Smith @ 1:19 PM
My money's on Rauschenberger: of course he doesn't have a chance, but the GOP will use the opportunity to run a pure ideologue and get their issues out there without needing to hew to the center. It's a face-saving move, too: trying to make a serious challenge with, say, an Edgar, at this point would just be another loss to endure in November. With Rauschenberger, they'd be able to go out with a bit of dignity and battle-test a challenger for Durbin's seat in 2008.

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