(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
It’s not just a defeat for moderation in the Republican party. It’s also a loss for that quality we at one time liked in our leaders.
He’s been here a very long time.
Sen. Richard Lugar’s loss in the Indiana GOP primary — and Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s likely win in November — would end a longstanding seniority spat.
If Indiana Republican Richard Lugar loses, he will be the first incumbent senator defeated in a primary battle this election cycle.
2014 is not 2012 or 2010.
If the question is whether Sen. Richard G. Lugar is too mild for this highly polarized moment, his answer has not been to reinvent himself.
The tea party’s 2014 window is closing -- quickly.