One indication is the fundraising numbers. As Fox News’s Tucker Carlson points out, in June, Democrats far surpassed Republicans in online donations, $64 million to $26 million, which doesn’t just mean Democrats have more money to back their campaigns, but that the level of commitment among Republicans is lacking. And this isn’t just happening at the national level, but in individual races, too.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has chalked up some of the Republicans’ problems in Senate races to mediocre candidates. But is there something more going on?
According to Carlson, if you actually wanted to win an election (and he leaves open the possibility that McConnell may not actually want to win since that would require running things as opposed to complaining about them), you may want to have candidates focus on issues that voters truly care about, such as illegal immigration and crime.