EE over at RS reiterates the goal of NY-23 was not necessarily win the congressional seat (although that would've been sweet!), but to oust the RINO (Scozzafava).
GOP Chairman Michael Steele disagrees and is criticizing Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty today for daring to endorse Doug Hoffman.
Mr. Steele appears to see it as a mere numbers game, with any (R) being a good (R) - even when they have a history of rabidly crossing the aisle to vote with the opposition.
I must disagree with Mr. Steele. The GOP suffers the malaise of big tent-itus and Michael Steele has a bad case of it. The source, of course, is all this watered down “democrat light” which transforms elephants into RINOs.
Time to drain the swamp and get back on dry land. That’s the lesson of NY-23.