It was one of those “Mission Accomplished” moments. But not in a good way.
A week or so I was talking with someone who was considering running for a fairly important political office.
This person would be anidealcandidate for this office – by which I mean both “as a candidate” and “as a conservative policymaker”. I’m not going to go into specifics – I don’t want to give anyone the faintest whiff of a thread by which to identify them.
So what’s holding them back?
Nope – not the fundraising.
It’s the trashing they’d expect to get from the Alliance for a Better Minnesota (with the willing connivance of a media that carries ABM’s water).
And I have to think; that has got to be one of Alida Messinger’s goals – to make running for office as a conservative such an intimately-brutal, self-abnegating torture test that good people can’t justify putting themselves and their families through it.