Saturday, October 31, 2009

Playing the Spoiler

Scozzafava suspends 23d campaign
Scozzafava can't win and is acting as a spoiler to Doug Hoffman, who could. Originally, I was against Hoffman being in this race because third parties are typically a waste and it's more important to get Republicans--any Republicans in Congress. True, this is party politics, but as I've said before, conservatives can forget getting any legislation passed that they want as long as Democrats control Congress.

But now that Hoffman has a reasonable chance of winning, Scozzafava should have bowed out more than a week ago, when polls showed her trailing both Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens. At this point, her campaign suspension does nothing to help Hoffman at all. Which may have been the point.