One of the most common electoral memes on the right is that the more conservative the candidate, the better the chance for and bigger the victory. The theory is that stronger conservative rhetoric drives more base voters to the polls who might otherwise stay home if they feel uninspired by a milquetoast candidate. It makes sense, but it doesn’t often work.
Friday morning the Texas Tribune released its latest poll of the statewide races, and conservatives were quick to use it to justify their strategy.
— BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) June 20, 2014