The Corner

Casey’s Race

K Lo: Casey didn’t run a bad race. Rather, he was a weak candidate who ran a good campaign–exactly the one he set out to run, one that sheltered him from the press, kept his public appearances to a minimum, and avoided doing anything that would take the attention away from his opponent. He had a game plan, he executed it, and he won. In the Senate, he will impress few and function as a wholly owned subsidiary of Chuck Schumer, except when he is occasionally given dispensation to cast a pro-life or pro-gun vote.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.