In tomorrow’s NY Times, a story from Jonathan Martin, formerly of Politico, about a possible Liz Cheney run for Senate in Wyoming in 2014 primarying Mike Enzi.
But it is causing fear and loathing, In Wyoming, A Cheney Run Worries G.O.P.:
But Ms. Cheney’s move threatens to start a civil war within the state’s Republican establishment, despite the reverence many hold for her family.
Mr. Enzi, 69, says he is not ready to retire, and many Republicans say he has done nothing to deserve being turned out.
It would bring about “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too,” Alan K. Simpson, a former Republican senator from the state, said in an interview last week. “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”
I have nothing against Enzi; I know little about him. But I don’t like the sense of entitlement being shown by Alan Simpson and others.
If Enzi deserves to be reelected, he should earn it. No free rides from now on.
Maybe the Wyoming Republican Party needs a little shaking up.
Run, Liz, Run.
Just asked Club 4 Growth about @jmartNYT's Enzi vs Cheney piece. They declined to comment… If she runs, she'll need help of similar groups
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