Helping in '06

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: May 04, 2006 9:58 PM

I heard Rick Santorum speak tonight. He touched on the vulnerabilities and the opportunities for Republicans in '06 Senate races, speaking candidly about the fact that he is, indeed, vulnerable.

He'll be in the fight of his life this year-- a projected $30 million fight, as a matter of fact.

He also spoke powerfully about the War on Terror, which he would prefer that we more often call exactly what it is-- the War on Islamofascism--even urging the President to speak more openly and more often about just exactly who we're fighting, though it can be an uncomfortable subject in these politically correct times.

I don't agree with Santorum on every issue, but it was a great reminder that we will never get that kind of clarity from a Bob Casey.

I was also reminded that there's a very quick, easy way to help keep that kind of clarity in the Senate. You can donate, here.

This is going to be a fight to the finish, folks. Someone made a comparison tonight, which I hope turns out to be true. Jesse Helms won five Senate races in North Carolina, despite the entire press corps trumpeting his certain demise before every single election, despite running behind in the polls until Election Day, despite the fact that the way the press painted the picture, there was not a soul in the state who liked him.

But there were plenty who liked him, and he won each and every one of those Election Days, much to the surprise and chagrin of the media in my home state. We will see in November if the comparison is apt. In the meantime, watch the race and lend a hand.