Judge Roy Moore is being accused of inappropriate relations with a minor. I’m not surprised in the least. However, the interesting development here is that Mitch McConnell and a bunch of other Republicans are telling Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are true.
This tells me McConnell et al. really don’t want Moore in the Senate. If they supported him, they’d be blustering about liberal media slandering this upstanding virtuous Christian man blah blah blah.
At this point the Alabama ballot cannot be changed, but Moore could still withdraw or be disqualified by his state party. The guy Moore defeated for the nomination, Luther Strange, could run as a write-in candidate.
Meanwhile, the Democrats have adopted a unique strategy for helping Doug Jones, Moore’s Democratic opponent. Well, not so unique for the Democrats.
With less than a month until Alabamaâ€™s special election for U.S. Senate, political experts say national Democrats are deploying a unique strategy to support their nominee, Doug Jones: They are staying away.
â€œI donâ€™t have a sense at all that the DNC (Democratic National Committee) is anywhere in this state,”Â said Derryn Moten, chairman of the Department of History and Political Science at Alabama State University. â€œThey donâ€™t want to damage or do anything that might damage Jonesâ€™ chance to win that Senate seat,” he said. The party “doesnâ€™t want to do anything that would be an albatross around Jonesâ€™ neck.”
That’s so … lame.