Friday, February 11, 2005

Upcoming Deliberations

This week The Ranger threw down the gauntlet - leaving it to me to decide who should replace Dayton in the 4 year plan to oust Democrats. Presumably, this replacement should be another Senator - though perhaps the Governors' races should also be considered.

It's also possible that there should be some focus on re-electing Republican Governors - not just unseating the Democratic incumbents.

However, I think the main reason that Senators make more appealing prospects is that their votes affect policy for the whole country, not just a single state.
So, while Governors' roles as surrogates in Presidential campaigns cannot be overstated, we may still want to replace Senator with Senator.

In the end though, who am I to make this decision? There's a lot that goes into it. And really, I could just wait for the next Daschle v. Thune/Dayton v. Kennedy type website to spring up and the decision will have been made.

But where is the fun in that? Pontifications and deliberations make life interesting!

So in upcoming days I'll be delving a bit into the pros and cons of targeting specific Democratic incumbents for take down.

Suggestions always welcome :)