When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked about his projection for the 2022 election, he made news by telling the truth:
“I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different — they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.”
I give McConnell credit for telling the truth, but being a politician, he had an ulterior motive: to stir Republicans who are expecting a Red Tide in the mid-terms out of their complacency.
The party that controls the White House almost always loses seats in the mid-terms, especially when inflation is out of control. The Republicans will almost certainly regain control of the House, but they will probably fail to recapture the Senate because of the “quality” of some of their candidates.
McConnell’s truthful assessment of the quickly approaching mid-term elections was a subtle dig at Donald Trump, he is the one responsible for the dismal quality of the GOP’s senatorial candidates.
Consider the quality of these Trump endorsed candidates:
In Georgia Herschel Walker, who has a split personality, the IQ of a wilted head of cabbage and zero experience as a politician is running against the highly respected Rev. Raphael Warnock.
In Pennsylvania the carpetbagger and quack Dr. Oz is running against the wildly popular Lt. Governor John Fetterman.
In Ohio the author and neophyte politician J.D. Vance, who believes that women shouldn’t divorce their violent husbands, is running against long-time congressman Tim Ryan.
In Arizona Blake Masters who believes that Joe Biden should be impeached and simps over Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, is running against incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly.
In 2020 Republicans lost control of the Senate thanks to Trump discouraging them from voting in Georgia, and in 2022 Democrats will keep control of the Senate thanks to Trump endorsing batshit crazy candidates.