Jim DeMint, pointing fingers:
DeMint: Steele botched ground game, needs to be replaced
The lack of a well-organized voter mobilization effort by the Republican National Committee could have cost the GOP “a few Senate seats,” Sen. Jim DeMint suggested Sunday.
Partly as a result, the South Carolina Republican suggested he wouldn’t support a second term for controversial RNC Chairman Michael Steele, saying on "Fox News Sunday" “I’m looking for some alternatives right now.”
I'm not going to defend Steele's stewardship of the GOP, but it seems like Jim DeMint should be the last guy in the world to attack a fellow Republican's political savvy. Sure, Rand Paul won...but DeMinted GOPers like Christine O'Donnell, Joe Miller, Ken Buck, and Sharron Angle all lost, costing Republicans three seats. The point is DeMint has done a reasonably good job of connecting with the GOP primary electorate, which has moved far to the right-wing fringe. But as for the electorate at large, even though 2010 was the most favorable election for conservatives since 1994, DeMint's strategy still backfired.
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