Ann Tornberg had to work pretty hard to wrest the title of “worst candidate rollout in state history” from Paula Hawks, but somehow she managed it. Tomorrow, Dems will roll out their “golden boy,” Yankton Democrat Party Chair Jay Williams to the world as their US Senate candidate.
Williams probably didn’t realize when he told the Democrats that “he would do it if no one else would” that he would be the one to get stuck with the hot potato. And now, as his Yankton hometown newspaper notes, they anticipate that given his no-name status, he will “be little more than a token lamb for slaughter.
Even the Argus mocked the announcement this week, praising Dems only because scotch would be available to blunt such awfulness.
I don’t suspect tomorrow will be any cause for celebration for Democrats. If anything, it’s a chore they can check off their list, as they begin the long march towards the inevitable.