Riehl World News, June 13, 2014
Thad Cochran told Fox News he didn’t know about Eric Cantor losing his primary. Now Cochran’s campaign is pointing out news stories from a few days ago when he acknowledged Cantor’s loss.
In essence, Thad Cochran has just used his own campaign to prove precisely what people are saying about him, he’s too old to continue to serve. The establishment GOP only wants him re-elected so he can retire and they can appoint his successor.
That’s not democracy, it’s a party that is trying to use DC-centric power and money to subvert it. Forget that he just finished bizarrely joking about indecent acts with animals, this guy just doesn’t have it anymore and needs to go.
Here’s what confuses me about the campaign’s response: It actually gives more credence to claims by opponents that Cochran is confused and not “with it” enough to continue in his seat. Opponents say Cochran’s interview with Fox News shows a confused man who can’t remember the most talked-about political event in the country just two days after it happens.
The campaign’s response — hey, Cochran knew about and talked about it with other media — now raises the question, “Why did he say he didn’t know about Cantor losing his seat?”
I think the campaign just made this worse.