Because I honestly don't get how this mentality works. I mean, one can argue that Dean is the same thing, but that ignores that Dean was the victim of an old-fashioned political hit job from all directions (righties who feared the anti-war message and lefties who feared being bypassed by someone who knew what the hell he was doing).
Carville magically occupies a place in the hearts of the lefties who think they can bullshit their way into office.
I wonder if Carville just feels bad that Dean knows more about winning than Carville does. Or perhaps Carville failed to understand that when the establishment put the hit job on Dean in 2004 primaries that the "we" in "we can't win shit" meant him and pricks like him.
The GOP Senators are all either too old, or too loyal.
One of the GOP's real strengths is their party loyalty.
The sad part is, Harry Reid had offered Chaffee a chance to flip and he didn't take it. The lesson here is make good while a good offer is on the table. Just as well ... Chaffee's loyalty to a GOP that hates him was plain bizarre.
Much the same with Specter, but he isn't running again anyhow. In fact, Specter was worse, because the party waited until late in the 204 primary to give hima boost.
I don't know that there are even enough leaners left after this wave hit. A lot of the remaining GOPers are Kool Aid drinkers.
On the upside, there are still going to be tons of indictments coming down against them.
Unfortunately, I live in a rather read county in Western PA. Good turnout kinda bothers me here, although there is always the thin hope some of the conservatives are finally getting the damned point and are going to vote the bastards out.
The reason the Republicans are devoid of policy achievements is that the conservative movement is fundamentally flawed.
Aside from tax cuts, the conservatives offer little in the way of serious policy initiatives.
Likewise, branches of conservativism contradict each other to an extent they undermine one another. For example, Great Nation (re: Teddy Roosevelt) conservatives' penchant for foreign entanglemants obliterates the best efforts of small government conservatives.
Religious conservatives alienate old school "don't tread on me" conservatives.
And fiscal conservatives piss everyone off by asking that stuff be paid for.
It's time to push a new argument about this problem: conservative cannot govern because conservativism isn't robust enough to provide a real government.
Anyone who watched a crippled FEMA fumble human lives during Katrina knows the end product of conservative ideals.
That's the real problem with the GOP. The rest is just the narrative.