Tomorrow in Mississippi primary challenger Chris McDaniel, 41, will try to unseat 76-year old Senator Thad Cochran who was first elected to Congress from Mississippi in 1972. McDaniel is supported by the Tea Party and Sarah Palin is campaigning with him. Palin compared McDaniel to Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, telling a crown yesterday that like those first-term Senators, “McDaniel knows the status quo has got to go.”
The campaign theme seems to be, “out with the old, in with the new.” McDaniel said this:
A politician comes into a room like this, describes a problem, and tells you only government can solve your problem. It is not the place of government to solve your problems. It is the place of strong, self-reliant individuals to solve your problems . . . not that government 1,000 miles away.
That’s Reaganesque. Most politicians are afraid of such frank speaking to voters. We’ll see tomorrow if they’re right or wrong. It worked for Renauldus Magnus. It could work for Chris McDaniel.