Cochran/McDaniel race dredges up ghosts of the past

The Mississippi Senate GOP primary race unfolding now between Senator Thad Cochran and state senator Chris McDaniel has put me in mind of a conversation that I had with Ed Morrissey back in the days when he was still running Captain’s Quarters. I had asked him, only half in jest, whether he was considering a run for office himself. Ed indicated that it would probably be a bad idea, given the length of his “paper trail.” If you spend enough time either writing, talking on the radio or appearing on television, you’re bound to eventually toss out a couple of clunkers which could come back to haunt you in a heated political campaign.

It turns out that the Cochran – McDaniel race is cranking up the temperature, and opponents of the challenger have dug up clips from a conservative talk radio show called “The Right Side” – featuring McDaniel – which aired from 2004 until 2007. And some of the ones revealed so far seem to be… well, you can judge for yourselves.

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4/12/14