State 29: Tom Harkin's Half-Assed Competition
Excerpted from this post at State 29
... That just shows how utterly incompetent the Republican Party of Iowa is at fielding viable candidates for a Senate seat that should be easy pickings. ... Don't use old jokes against Tom Harkin. Hit the MFer below the belt. That's the only way to get anybody's attention. Harkin has money and will play dirty, so constantly kick him in the nuts. Show up at a press conference wearing a T-shirt with Ramona Cunningham and Tom Harkin on it. Accuse his wife of being a tool and employee of big oil while Harkin rants about "windfall profits" of oil companies. ... Harkin's beatable, but only if you have some brass balls and don't mind playing down and dirty. Otherwise, Republicans like Rathje (pronounced ain't-gonna-win-evah) might as well quit wasting their time.