I agree with Stace. Primaries can be hard fought because emotions run high because voters are usually being asked to choose among friends with whom the agree with both more than they disagree.
On one hand neither side can claim victory.
For every Otten, there is a Vehle. For every Ewing, there is a Peters. For every Nelson, there is a Schoenfish.
On the other hand, the party can claim victory. We had 25 primaries vs. the Dems having 3 primaries. This demonstrates a great deal of interest. The Republican voters each got to select who they believe are the best elections to carry the party banner into the fall.
Stace is right. The vitriol needs to stop. Winning elections is about winning people to your side. Using the following words (all used in one post urging the other to be humble, referencing Scripture and a call to be Christ-like) to describe other people (especially people you don’t even know) is not a way to get people to listen to you and win them to your own side.
“hypocrites, arrogant, impotent idiots, morons, conceited, snotty”
In 12 Senate races, the Republican voters selected 12 Republicans to represent them to serve in the Senate. In 15 House races, the Republican voters selected 30 Republicans to represent them to serve in the Senate. To call them RINO’s or wackos will not win people to the Republican/conservative position but insults the Republicans of that district.
Sidenote: Rand Paul endorsed Romney yesterday.