Seriously? According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the two-time loser for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district hasn't ruled out a third run yet -- and a professor says it might be worth a shot:
Gard won't say whether he'd try for the 8th Congressional District a third time. "That's the farthest thing from my mind," he said Thursday. (Brawler: I don't believe you.)
But his timing could be better in two years should he decide make another run for Congress. The party that takes control of the White House in a presidential year tends to lose congressional seats in the elections that follow.
"In off years, the Republicans are likely to gain seats," said Wendy Scattergood, a political scientist at St. Norbert College in De Pere. "If I were in his shoes, I'd be thinking what's the environment like in two years."
The story goes on to quote Mark "Asshole" Graul:
"It's unfortunate for John that he ran in two years that the headwinds against him for being a Republican were so strong," said campaign spokesman Mark Graul. "It's so discouraging for a candidate to not win or lose based on what he thinks or where he stands, but to be cast as part of a larger problem."
As with many other GOP postmortems, delusion and reality-avoidance seem to be the order of the day. Folks (and reporter Diana Marero, I'm looking at you): Gard sucks as a candidate. He comes across as a tool. His worldview seems to not have matured since he was a teenage Reaganaut. Blaming "headwinds" changes none of that. "Don't get me wrong, Kagen's no prize," opined one Brown County resident the Brawler knows quite well. "But Gard's a dick."
Now, the Brawler would never suggest that Kagen is safe -- though he would suggest as a two-termer Kagen is more entrenched than some Republicans would like to admit. But he is safe if the Republicans can't find a better candidate than Gard.