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.