It’s official. He’s running.
To the surprise of nobody and the delight of Democrats everywhere, Roy Moore has announced his candidacy for Alabama’s Senate seat. Again. Yeah, that would be the same seat that he managed to lose in 2017.
Moore announced his candidacy in Montgomery today, stating “Can I win?” “Yes, I can win. Not only can I, they know I can. That’s why there’s such opposition.”
No. No, you can’t. There’s such opposition to your running because you may have been the only Republican in the state of Alabama that could have lost a statewide race to a Democrat. And next year, the GOP is going to have its hands full trying to get Donald Trump reelected and take back the Speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi. We don’t need your foolishness.
If you need any indication of Moore’s chances, GOP leaders have been very clear. “We believe most Alabama Republicans realize that nominating Roy Moore would be gift wrapping this Senate seat for Chuck Schumer,” said SLF communications director Jack Pandol in a statement. “It remains to be seen whether Moore can escape his baggage without his candidacy collapsing under its own weight, regardless of what groups on the outside do.” Former supporter President Trump Tweeted out last month “I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t.”
I couldn’t help but notice that CNN has this news blaring from the top of their page,whereas Fox has it buried way down in the middle. Scroll too fast and you’ll miss it. That tells me this is not good news for Republicans.
But Moore’s ego has won out over his good sense. That means it’s up to Alabama Republicans to put out this dumpster fire. It’s not like they don’t have good choices. Rep. Bradley Byrne, state Rep. Arnold Mooney and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville have already entered the race. Former Senator Jeff Sessions, who resigned this seat when he became Attorney General and thus set off the events that led to Moore running and losing it in the special election is reportedly considering another run. So is Secretary of State John Merrill. So, pick one of them. ANY one of them. Draw a name out of a hat. Just please, spare us all the freak show that will occur if Roy Moore wins again.
If 2020 plays out the way many Republicans fear, a Republican Senate may be the only thing standing between us and a socialist paradise with Joe/Bernie/Elizabeth in the White House and Nancy in charge of the House. We can’t afford to gift wrap the Senate up for Chuckie Schumer.
Just say No Moore.