McConnell in the Crosshairs

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is under fire from Democrats:

A tip for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: The liberal blogosphere wants you out in ‘08.

They despise your loyalty to President Bush. They loathe your support of his Iraq war plan and your ability to block Senate Democrats from passing a legislative rebuke of it.

They appear ready to revolt.

They’re upset because McConnell has proven to be a quite effective minority leader. The article goes on to point out that Democrats see the potential to take down McConnell the way Republicans took down Tom Daschle (D-SD) in 2004 and Democrats took down Rick Santorum (R-PA) in 2006. This will prove more difficult, since Daschle was a liberal senator from a red state, and Santorum a conservative from a blue state. McConnell is a conservative from a red state.

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