I’m not sure what to make of the results in Indiana. Dick Lugar was defeated by a Tea Party candidate who thinks that Republicans are compromising too much in Washington. But how much can we read into this? Lugar was a terrible candidate who faced his first serious challenge in decades, and it showed. He did seem to be completely out of touch as his opponent charged.
All of a sudden, the Democrats have a real opportunity to pick up a seat. Indiana is a conservative state, but will they elect an extremist like Richard Mourdock?