Take McConnell out of the equation, and that is not good for Rand.
McConnell is old school, old boy, grease-the-wheels-with-your-connections, backslapping, dealmaking, dirty rotten scoundrel.
Rand needs him as a date to the club, so to speak.
His other date into the club is Romney. He kissed Romney's ass, now it is time for payback.
Him & McConnell have been necking in the corner - now its time to take it to the next level.
How committed is McConnell to Rand? How committed is Rand to McConnell. This is a relationship not of love, but of self interest. The second it is no longer in either's self interest, the relationship is severed, like a hot potato.
Does Benton help or hurt McConnell's reelection chances?
McConnell will apparently railroad the Tea Party candidate, Matt Bevin. No one is the Tea Party has rallied his aid. Support for that effort was killed - basically - by Rand, the prior Tea Party Darling.
Cruz is giving the Tea Party a bad name in the wider population.
Eventually, Rand will face Romney's dilemma: How to capture, not just the Tea Party, but the rest of the Party, too. Cruz is demonstrating how limited his reach is. Rand has got a tight line to walk.
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And there is a tidal wave of money coming behind the Democrat. She's young, and pretty and energetic...
It would be easy to paint Mitch as part of the problem. He's been there for-fucking-ever. Since '84? 30 fucking years?
Clear as a bell, he's part of the problem.
Plus his "priority" to make Obama a one term president. Is that on tape? Is that how these old farts fuck around in Congress on our dime? Playing petty politics like that?
That's what they'll say.
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In the end, there is some suspense as to who wrote the check.
Benton has been known to be a dumbass in the past... It couldn't possibly have been him, could it?
That would be bad for both of them. Both of them tied to the same criminal.
We'll see how the press is going to play it. The New York Times picked up on the story, even if the article was ever so small.
The Press is an interesting beast...
He's the man.
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