Where is the 50-state strategy these days? Senate Democratic nominee Mark Clayton is disavowed by Tennessee Democratic Party for being associated with a hate group. The hate group according to the state party is Public Advocate USA, which was designated as "an anti-gay hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center in March.
I just don't know where to begin. This is an abject failure to put up a qualified nominee against the corporate lap-dog Sen. Bob Corker: a failure of the TN Dems; a failure of the national Democratic Party; and a failure of Pres. Obama as the leader of the Democratic Party. This travesty begs the question, what would have happened if Gov. Howard Dean or anyone with a 50-state strategy was in charge? I know Corker is the heavy favorite no matter who was nominated but this is a sign of a real collapse of the Democratic Party in Tennessee, a state that until very recently had Democratic governor.
The state party leaders have at least taken the step of condemning this yahoo who won the nomination and, "urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November."
Oh fine. Just great. My 88-year-old mom will get a vote for US Senate. Honestly. EOM