If this poll is to be believed, John Hostettler is trailing the GOP machine candidate by 12 points---with the election on Tuesday. That's a lot of ground to make up in five short days.
Needless to say, this is puzzling.
I say this because, all I hear from conservatives is how Washington needs to be shaken up. Then out comes a poll that says Republicans are favoring a Washington insider, and old guard Republican who is nowhere near as conservative, nor does he adhere to the Constitution nearly as much as Mr. Hostettler.
Part of the problem may be that there are too many cooks in the kitchen.
As it stands now, Stutzman, Bates, and Behney have no chance at all. And yet, I will bet that all three will tell you that getting the right person in DC is more important to the state and the nation, than anything else right now. Additionally, I bet they will say they are willing to sacrifice anything to get their country back on track.
Well, I say prove it.
Don't get me wrong here, Dan Coats is way better than anyone the Dems could put up right now. If he wins, I will work for him because Ellsworth is not fit to serve after he voted with the progressive wing of his party. But if the people in the Tea Party movement and constitutional conservatives truly want a return to the principles laid out by the Founding Fathers, John is the one to vote for on Tuesday.
And....if Behney, Bates, and Stutzman really care about getting the best man in DC to represent the state of Indiana, they can prove it tomorrow.
1. Call a news conference
2. Withdraw from the race
3. Throw their support behind John Hostettler
If they do not, I don't want to hear any rhetoric (in the coming six years) about how Coats is a RINO. I don't want to hear any whining from any of these candidates or their supporters about how he isn't following the Constitution or doing the will of the people.