TPM talks to McGlowan AGAIN about social security, fails to mention Nunnelee held presser today

While Washington Republicans are running from plans to privatize Social Security, one GOP House candidate in the south loves the idea and goes a step further – calling on her primary rival to unite behind George W. Bush.

We’ve been tracking where House Republicans stand on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “roadmap” and noticed at Republican candidate Angela McGlowan has been talking about it in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional district. Last week TPMDC wrote about that snaring the GOP’s preferred candidate, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee on camera as he dodged a question about where he stands on the Ryan plan.

McGlowan, a former Fox News commentator, is taking it a step farther. She’s challenging Nunnelee to join her in support of privatization. In a release Nunnelee said she was fully embracing Bush’s 2005-era plan to “save Social Security.”

“As Mississippi’s next member of Congress, I pledge to pick up the mantle of President George W. Bush’s battle to save Social Security – a program upon which so many of our elderly neighbors in Mississippi depend,” she said in a statement.

Talking Point Memo
3/8/10