Gail Collins points that out in a column focused on Congressional races.
Tea Party pressure produced several terrible candidates. We have all heard about Todd Akin in Missouri, who claimed after a recent debate that Senator Claire McCaskill wasn’t sufficiently “ladylike.” Since then, Akin has doubled down on a claim that doctors frequently perform abortions on women who aren’t pregnant. In others, the Republicans found awful candidates without any help from the far right. ...Collins, NYT
That's pretty interesting stuff, though, from Akin. What do you suppose those doctors were looking for?
Scott Brown, who comes across as what, in current times, people think of as a "moderate," was asked about Supreme Court justices.
In their last debate, Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren sounded like two angry squirrels trapped in a small closet. A high point came when the candidates were asked to name their ideal Supreme Court justice. “That’s a great question!” said Brown brightly, in what appeared to be a stall for time. He came up with Antonin Scalia. Then, after boos from the audience, Brown added more names, until he had picked about half the current court, from John Roberts to Sonia Sotomayor. ...Collins, NYT
Whatever else happens next month, we need to do something about the Senate. Well, and clean House, too.