Richard Lugar’s time in the Senate may be up.
A variety of groups are working to defeat Lugar. The NRA (which gives Lugar an “F” rating), the Club for Growth, and Freedom Works are working to help Richard Mourdock overcome Lugar’s big money advantage.
Notice how Lugar is hitting back with ads attacking Mourdock personally, not Mourdock’s positions or experience. The news anchor in the clip above correctly termed it an “effort to demonize” Mourdock. [Note: video above was subject of TV news report from which the quote in the post title comes, but I’ve lost the link.]
[Okay, found it, here’s the video]
Lugar has become a caricature of someone who has been in the Senate for too long.
With polling showing an even race among Republican voters, Lugar’s best chance is to get Democrats to vote in the Republican open primary.
Their first televised debate is Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
We can’t let Democrats send Lugar back to the Senate.