DANIEL GLOVER SAYS IT WAS A BLOODBATH FOR THE “FIGHTING DEMS:”
After Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, a Democrat, nearly scored a special-election upset in Ohio’s strongly Republican 2nd District last summer, bloggers and other Democrats began touting war veterans as candidates for 2006. They touted dozens of such candidates as the antidote for the Democratic Party’s long-running electoral ailments on the defense and security fronts.
But if Democrats have the same low tolerance for political casualties as they have shown for battlefield casualties in Iraq, their push to recruit and elect to Congress military veterans who run as Democrats will be short-lived.
Two words: John Kerry.