J. D. Hayworth Once Voted One of the Dumbest Members of Congress

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You do realize that the latest polling has McCain up a good 20 points over Dumb as Dirt.  There is probably a very good reason for that!

“...McCain advisors say their polling finds many Arizona voters don’t consider Hayworth an entirely serious candidate; obviously, a Web ad that tags him as dumb seems to play directly into that. When Hayworth served in the House, he often came off as a blowhard, portentously calling for over-the-top legislation on immigration and border control without actually getting any of it done. That helped Democrat Harry Mitchell beat him in 2006 in a marginal district (that, and Hayworth’s ties to Jack Abramoff). The Arizona Republic called Hayworth a bully in endorsing Mitchell….The political climate this year is obviously pretty dire for incumbents, including in primaries; just ask Bob Bennett or Arlen Specter. But Hayworth isn’t even getting the Tea Party support some Republican challengers have. Clearly, Hayworth isn’t breaking through to voters the way other GOP insurgents did — McCain is still up by 20 points in the polls, despite his long Washington résumé in a year when that won’t help you. Maybe soon he’ll realize that….”

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