Jerry Tarkanian's office-shopping son has never been in danger of winning a general election, and gives no indication that he ever will be.And as for Sharron Angle, it must be said that upon reflection, comparing her to Rand Paul is deeply unfair ... to Rand Paul. He is orders of magnitude more articulate and intelligent then she is.
So while the conventional wisdom holds that Angle is the weakest candidate against Harry Reid, that's probably overstated; each Republican weirdo seems about as electable (or unelectable) as the other.
But all Nevadans -- Democrats, Republicans and independents alike -- should still hope that Angle wins the primary.
The rich man's wife and the coach's kid are opportunistic charlatans ready and willing to vacillate and equivocate to win votes, i.e., standard-issue and unremarkable politicians. If Republicans nominate either of them, the Senate race will merely be a bloody and tawdry affair pitting "Anybody but Reid" sentiment against Reid's relentless and ruthless scorched-earth campaign machine (the likes of which Nevada has never seen, judging by its impressive performance thus far).
Angle, however, believes all the nonsense that is coming out of her mouth. She is the real deal, the genuine article, the unapologetic and unwavering champion of full-on teatardation. If Republicans nominate her, the race will be as much a referendum on the tea party movement as on Reid. Teanuts and their apologists in the media love to tell anyone who will listen that mainstream voters just can't wait to embrace America's latest orgy of anti-intellectual paranoid populism. Fine. Let's put it to a vote.