Oh, this might be a lot of fun. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia is already facing a potential primary challenge from former Komen executive Karen Handel, and now it looks like Erick Erickson of the RedState blog is considering jumping into the race as well.
So, I managed to catch the first hour of Erick Erickson’s show tonight. He led off the show by stating that he has been approached by serious people asking him to consider a primary challenge to Senator Saxby Chambliss. He says he hadn’t really been considering it, but will get with his wife and give it “prayerful consideration.”
I’ve traded a couple of texts with him and would say this isn’t a publicity stunt. Nor has he decided he’s running and is being coy about it. It’s something he needs to think about. So he will.
Oh, please, please, please. This guy has more embarrassing statements in his past than anyone not named Rush Limbaugh. This is the guy who called Justice David Souter a “goatfucking child molester” and told “ugly feminazis” to “return to their kitchens.” Then again, this is Georgia, so those things might actually help him.Update: It seems that his prayers gave him a perfectly sensible answer:
Were I to run for the Senate, it would be a terribly nasty campaign. It’d actually be really awesome, but it’d be really nasty. I have a seven year old, a soon to be four year old, and a wife who does not like being anywhere near a stage. I’m not putting my family through that when the best outcome would mean a sizable pay cut and being away from my kids and wife all the time huddled in a pit of vipers often surrounded by too many who viewed me as a useful instrument to their own advancement.
And by “nasty,” he obviously means that his opponents would have used his own words against him.