The state of Kansas has been reduced to smoking ruin by the Republican ideologues who have doggedly insisted that, though their catastrophic policies do not work in reality, still they work in theory, and that’s all that matters.
So now a Democrat who is prolife, but not an insane libertarian, is running for Governor. Kansans are ready for some fiscal sanity and, together with his prolife credential, a conservative electorate has good reason to try him out and boot the kooks who have visited destruction on their state’s economy.
He will have two great enemies: the Democratic leadership who can’t bear prolife Democrats (since they are committed to servicing Planned Parenthood and NARAL) and the prolife leadership, who can’t bear prolife Democrats either (since they really exist to service the GOP, not to save the lives of unborn babies).
My hope is that after the backlash against Perez and his attack on prolife Dems, the DNC will realize that their best bet is to back this guy. We’ll see. If they can get past their braindead dogma on abortion, they might start to figure out how to govern again.