If you watched the debate yesterday at the Sioux Falls Rotary between Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem and Democrat sacrificial lamb Paula Hawks, the one think that struck me was that this has not been the Paula Hawks we’ve seen elsewhere.
In fact, she seems to be deceptively steering to the right.
Hawks seemed to be taking a page from Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, and tried to tell people not to worry about supporting a Democrat. The only nods she made towards her party’s positions seemed to be expressing the need to keep Obamacare…. but also going out of her way to admit it needed to be fixed.
Kristi Noem led the discussion, and Hawks followed with predictable “me-too-ism,” trying to look as Republican as possible, while still expressing support for Hillary Clinton.
The question is whether anyone bought it.