Get DeMint

John McCormack ably defends him from some of the foolish criticisms Senate insiders are lobbing at him. I would quibble with only one point McCormack makes. Reid’s efforts to trash Lowden before the Nevada primary suggest that he feared her more than Angle (a point Kathleen Parker made right before the primary), and I think his judgment in this matter should be given some weight. To some extent, he was able to pick the opponent he wanted.

P.S. I think Taranto is right. I also have a longer post about the bizarre recriminations game now being played.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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