Politics & Policy

Erick Erickson: Rob Portman Not a Conservative?

Erick Erickson over at Red State has a controversially titled post: “Conservatives Have Won Nothing. You Read it Right. Nothing.” It’s an engaging and contentious read:

Yes, yes — we won primaries. Contrary to popular opinion that conservatives wanted a purge of party, we instead played smartly — playing where we could win. We gave Roy Blunt a pass in Missouri. We were largely disunified and unorganized in Illinois, letting it go to Mark Kirk. I personally insisted no one beat him up on the front page here, given the near inevitability of the primary. There was no point. We stayed out of Connecticut. We went with Rob Portman in Ohio. We lost California and Indiana.

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