And there goes the Republican living in fantasy land, I don't have the ideal conservative, therefore to hell with the whole thing. First, I'm 38, hardly "old guard." What is the other option? Don't vote? Let McCaskill win by default? In the real world, sometimes it is the lesser of two evils when you are dealing with humans who by their nature are corrupt. You know the whole checks and balances things the Founder's came up with to balance the changing landscape in the House with "the most deliberate body in the world" in the Senate.