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Scozzafava the Statesman

I hope the Republicans who praised her for withdrawing did so in a failed attempt to discourage her from endorsing the Democrat. The alternative — that they actually believed that she withdrew to help the GOP, and not because she was a certain loser — is too depressing to contemplate.

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