Not that Boxer considers Bennett particularly centrist. "He probably voted with us five times," said Boxer. It was an interesting observation, given that the 2010 Almanac of American Politics rated Boxer as the third most liberal senator, with a liberal score of 90 percent. The Almanac labeled Bennett as a centrist because of his 34 percent liberal/66 percent conservative voting record.
Which goes to show that being far left or far right is the safe spot inside the 2010 Beltway.
"He's a moderate, and I don't want a moderate. I don't want somebody on the fence. I want someone completely on the right," delegate Pam Wilson told Politico.com.
What's that old saw about being careful what you wish for? All or nothing means: all or nothing.