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Ann Coulter, no fan of Linda McMahon

The guns-a-blazin' conservative pundit -- who once pondered a Libertarian Party run for Congress in her home state of Connecticut before deciding that she couldn't find common ground with the party on drug legalization -- goes after the Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate who just won the state's GOP convention nod. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has weakened himself over the Vietnam service scandal, but:

Republicans are planning on running a World Wrestling Entertainment "impresario" against Blumenthal. Yes, in Connecticut ... a state that is among the wealthiest and most highly educated in the nation ... a state that isn't Minnesota. The average Nutmegger doesn't even know what a turnbuckle is, and that includes me. Republicans could run Rob Simmons, a Connecticut legislator with a distinguished record of service in the House of Representatives, the CIA, and as a Yale political science professor -- who actually did serve in Vietnam, winning two Bronze Stars and retiring as a colonel. But defeat is so close! Republicans can almost taste the bitterness of yet another crushing loss!

The whole column is probably the best post-PA-12 distillation of the (temporary?) shudder of conservative doubt about the midterms.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 1:27 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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