Here is the deal. Lots is now being said about who is responsible for Roy Moore’s defeat. Here is a novel idea. I think Roy Moore is responsible.
Roy Moore has run for statewide races several times before his latest failure to win the Senate seat. The last time was 2012 for the Chief Justice for the Alabama Supreme Court.
Moore was elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on November 6, 2012 winning 51.8 percent of the vote over Robert S. Vance. He previously won the Republican primary on March 13, receiving 50 percent of the vote. In a heavily Republican state, the margin of victory would have substantially higher. Later, he would be removed from office for the second time.
In 2010, Mr. Moore ran for Governor. Moore sought the Republican nomination for governor of Alabama for the second time in his career and was defeated after receiving only 19.3 percent of the vote in the primary election.
In 2006, Moore unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama and was defeated by a 2-1 margin by incumbent Bob Riley in the June primary.
So, having nothing to do with the allegations of sexual impropriety, Republicans in Alabama have not been raving supporters of Mr. Moore. The same thing just happened again.
Mo Brooks, who lost in the primary, would have probably won with about 60% of the vote. Just my opinion but I think there is good evidence for it.
Sad that the primary process got botched so badly that a candidate who would be challenged to win was selected.
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