Watch as conservative nutjob Doug Hoffman, running for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 23rd Congressional district, folds like a lawn chair while talking to Glenn Beck:
While I’d ordinarily root for a Democrat to win over a far right fringe conservative like Doug Hoffman, I’m inclined to believe a victory for Doug Hoffman in the New York 23rd could end up being a victory for Democrats, as Stu Rothenberg notes:
In fact, Democrats might be better off were Hoffman to win the special election in New York. Yes, that outcome would prevent Democrats from expanding their House majority, but a Hoffman win might embolden the Club for Growth and encourage conservatives to take on other Republicans who aren’t entirely pure. And encouraging a bigger GOP civil war is something that could help Democrats win more than a single additional seat in the House.
If a Doug Hoffman victory tonight will help hasten a conservative civil war, then I’m all for it. After all, it’d be kinda neat to see far-right conservatives continue to fight to marginalize themselves on the fringe of what’s left of the Republican Party after moderates are cast out.
Ed. Note: Edited the last line for accuracy.
H/T to The Chief.