Long Live the Soft-Spined Republicans

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The sad state of the Republican Party is all the more apparent with their refusal to take on Senator Bill Nelson of Florida; hardly a political juggernaut:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris is under mounting pressure from Republicans to abandon her bid for the U.S. Senate and is expected to announce her plans later this week.

GOP leaders have urged Harris to get out of the race, saying she cannot win and that her role as Florida's secretary of state during the 2000 presidential recount could drive Democrats and independents to the polls in droves.

I used to like Senator Nelson. He was a respectable, moderate Democrat. But that all changed when he opposed the stellar nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. He has to go, and if it's not going to be Harris replacing him then the Republican establishment better find someone who will.