Now while I am about as far removed from being a political strategist as you can get, it would seem to me that maybe old Mitch McConnell and his posse of ‘Establishment’ types might have been just a bit too eager to pull the trigger in their effort to sabotage Judge Roy Moore as he seeks to become the next Senator from the great state of Alabama. They have thrown everything they could, including the kitchen sink, at him. And their last ditch effort is to have some retired Marine Colonel casting himself as a write-in candidate, but that too may not be enough.
Because with the dust now finally beginning to settle it would appear that only one man will likely be left standing, and it ain’t McConnell! And the good Colonel notwithstanding, I’m thinking that when all is said and done, it’s the Judge who will be heading off to do battle in the DC Swamp, while his Democrat opponent goes back to whatever he was doing before running for office and the Marine who had hoped to act as spoiler goes back to, sculpting. The Judge will head to DC to give them what-for in the Senate and I’ll be cheering him on every step of the way.
So it’s now been weeks since any new accusers have managed to crawl out from under their respective rocks and despite all of their best efforts Judge Moore remains the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama. And regardless of all the pleas made by so-called party ‘leaders’ in Washington, it would seem that barring any new trickery being tried, it could very well be Senator Moore in just another couple of weeks. But I have no doubt that between ‘Team McConnell’ and the Democrats, we shouldn’t be too confident about a Moore victory just yet.
But that said, as of now, what’s left of the remaining ‘allegations’ concern entirely legal behavior: an older, single man dating young women ‘above’ the age of consent. Moore’s many opponents in the state-controlled media treat those relationships as if they were somehow morally revolting and politically disqualifying. The hypocrisy of that position becomes all the more apparent when compared with how those in the media treat a figure possessing a different political affiliation who is ‘guilty’ of having done the very same thing. But then that’s just how they operate.
The only reason we’re even still talking about that issue is because the Washington Post embellished its original story on Moore, in which he was accused of molesting a 14-year-old four decades ago, both to entice the first alleged victim to come forward and to create the impression of a pattern of predatory behavior for which there is no evidence. The rest of the mainstream media soon followed suit, with the ‘Crappy News Network’ (CNN) assuming the lead in what turned out to be little more than a continuing attempt to sabotage Judge Moore’s candidacy.
And then there was the New Yorker story claiming that the Judge had once been kicked out of a mall for hitting on young women. That story too was later debunked, though it’s evidently still widely believed by many of the kooks on the left. The stories about Moore dating young women are what lawyers call “character” evidence, and it is inadmissible in court, and for good reason. Whatever accusations there are that remain against Moore continue to unravel despite the best efforts of those seeking to keep those accusations alive and in the headlines.
Another thing which it has been said might be working in Judge Moore’s favor is the fact that there are still many voters in Alabama who are able to remember the 1998 election, when a Republican running for lieutenant governor, Steve Windom, was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. That may be one reason why Moore is leading in new polls. The other reason is that voters resent being shamed into submission by those they view as being the political and media elite. Those would be the very same elites who view those folks in Alabama as being little more than rubes.