Good thing Mitch McConnell didn’t decide to be motivational speaker or football coach, describes Senate race as “knife fight”
It is a good thing Mitch McConnell didn’t decide to be a motivational speaker or football coach. His idea of enthusiasm is just a little north of death. McConnell the Senate Majority Leader described the November midterms as a knife fight today.
Keeping the Senate is critical for the Republicans and the Trump agenda. Keeping McConnell maybe not so critical. McConnell is 76 years old and has served in the U.S. Senate for 34 years. He is the poster Senator for term limits. If we did have term limits and he like our founders had to go back to a regular job it would be wise if it was something not motivating people.
Speaking to reporters in his home state of Kentucky McConnell named nine states in which he said contests were “dead even”: Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee, Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, West Virginia and Florida.
Republicans currently hold a slim 51-49 advantage over the Democrats in the U.S. Senate. They can ill afford to lose any seats as the Democrats sole objective is to obstruct President Trump if still in minority. If they would happen to get the majority a top goal is discussing impeachment according to Chuck Schumer last week.
The Republicans should have an easier time in November as they only have to defend 9 states but the Democrats have to defend 26. Still McConnell and most swamp dwellers like him believe the polls. And the same polls that said Trump had virtually zero chance of winning the Presidency are now saying Democrats are going to take back Congress. It would help if Mitch McConnell had a little bit more motivational speaker blood in him. He is a little to old for an alley knife fight.