Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 AM
DonViejo (18,927 posts)
Erick Erickson Won’t Challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
BENJY SARLIN 9:52 AM EST, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2012
The "Erick Erickson For Senate" boomlet is gone as quickly as it arrived. The RedState blogger and CNN contributor said in a post titled "Self-Awareness Matters" on Friday that he would not challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) for the Republican nomination in 2014.
"My campaign would be a lightning rod for both sides and a distraction, consuming resources on both sides that are better spent elsewhere," he wrote. "I think in a state like Georgia it would play to my advantage, but it would not advance the ideas I care about through the election, just me."
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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:58 AM
muriel_volestrangler (81,247 posts)
5. Whiny-Baby Conservative Blogger Won't Run for Office Because Waaaaaaahhhhh
Just yesterday, conservative blogger Erick Erickson was uncovering the shocking fact that rich white men run the Republican Party. Today, he's announced that the run against Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss that he's been publicly flirting with is a no-go. And he could've totally won, you guys, because he's a real Republican, unlike that RINO Chambliss, but he just doesn't want to win:
“Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign,” the well-known conservative blogger wrote on RedState. “It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut in pay and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.”
Uh-huh. Because it always works out well when a conservative sideline-sitter is forced to live up to his words. But he totally could've won! But he's worried about his faaaaaaamily. Also, I bet Erickson's old relationship with his totally hot girlfriend in Canada would have become an issue during the race, too, and that would've been a real distraction. ("Shut up, guys! She totally exists! We have long conversations about Ayn Rand and then we totally do it. She's just never around when you're around, is all. I know it's weird, but if you want me to prove it, I have a picture of her in my wallet...hey, who stole the picture of Shanessa that I always keep in my wallet?") Oh, well. I guess we'll just have to enjoy Erickson's in-depth, journalistic reports on how much the puppeteers behind the Republican Party love money instead.
Often, Paul Constant cuts the the chase better than any other writer.
Constant doesn't highlight it, but Erickson also finishes by comparing himself to Horatius, the legendary saviour of early Rome, who single-handedly defended it from an invading usurper's army while the only bridge behind him was cut down. What an arsehole. He's basically claiming he's too good to be a senator.