I thought this Washington Post article on Larry Kissell was pretty interesting, and it ended with a great candidate for “Quote of the Day:”
“It’s sort of like which devil do you fear the most?” asked Gary Pearce, a longtime Democratic operative in North Carolina. “Are you more afraid of the party base or are you more afraid of the health-care reform opponents?”
Kissell picked the latter, and it may have been the wrong bet. Conservatives who oppose the reform effort are unlikely to vote for a Democrat regardless of how he votes, Pearce said, yet Kissell cannot win reelection without the support of his base.
“That’s why they call them freshmen — because they make freshmen mistakes,” he said. “That’s why a lot of them don’t become sophomores.”
You can figure out what this has to do with New Jersey.