Jon Ralston: Sharron Angle Funded By “Blind Hate”
While the Sharron Angle campaign claims that the low polling of her opponent is “a testament to the hatred of Harry Reid,” Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston (pictured with Angle) says hatred has a lot to do with this race, alright, but it’s hatred coming from the right.
It’s hatred that has brought this Senate race, with three days until voting begins, to a place where Angle can win. It is hatred that brought her that $14 million haul. And it is hatred that courses through the American electorate, bringing venomous and vitriolic assaults upon anyone who dares to suggest Obama-Reid-Pelosi is not a three-headed monster.
The money pouring in against Harry Reid, opines Ralston, is from people who don’t know much about Sharron Angle.
Of those small contributors, my guess is only a handful of the 161,358 people know much about Angle. They have no idea about her religious fervor, fail to separate her church (which apparently doesn’t like Mormons) from our state, or her multifarious positions on Social Security and Medicare, her sympathy for “Second Amendment remedies” or her latest incendiary comments about Dearborn, Mich., and nonexistent Frankford, Texas, implying “the Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming.”
Not that Ralston is a big Reid fan:
…we go to the finish line, with the pair matching each other gaffe for gaffe — Reid answered a question recently about who he thought was the greatest living American by naming two dead senators, Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy.
But Reid’s serpentine rhetorical peregrinations seem addled; Angle’s seem dangerous. So do we want the dotty guy or the crazy woman?
Or, to use that word I don’t let my daughter say: Who do you hate least?Click here for reuse options!
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