January 18, 2006

THEY'VE MISSED HIS COUNSEL:

Lott Eyes Reelection, And Maybe Leader's Post (Charles Babington, January 18, 2006, Washington Post)

Democrats' hopes of winning this year's U.S. Senate race in Mississippi were probably slim from the start, but they got pinched even further yesterday when Sen. Trent Lott (R) announced that he will seek a fourth term.

Lott, a former majority leader who lost his Pascagoula house to Hurricane Katrina, had toyed with the idea of retiring to make more money in the private sector. But he told hometown supporters that he wants to stay in Congress, and he hinted that he may try to regain the leadership post he lost after a costly gaffe three years ago.


Better a gaffe in a speech than in running the Senate.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2006 7:51 AM
Comments

Lott wasn't impressive and was constantly outmanuevered by Daschle etc. But Frist hasn't been much better. Any suggestions?

Posted by: AWW at January 18, 2006 7:55 AM

Mitch McConnell

Posted by: LC at January 18, 2006 9:22 AM

Joe Lieberman.

Posted by: Bob at January 18, 2006 9:41 AM

Rather than running the Senate the Democrats ran all over him, one of my primary reasons (albeit emotional) for changing my registration to Independent.

Posted by: Genecis at January 18, 2006 9:44 AM

Katherine Harris.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 18, 2006 9:50 AM

Despite his remark about going into private busniess, Trent strikes me as someone planning to follow in the path of Strom, or of past-their-expiration date Democrats like Robert Byrd or Teddy Kennedy -- unless the voters of Mississippi decide otherwise, they're going to have to carry him out of the Senate in a pine box to get him out of that office.

Posted by: John at January 18, 2006 10:08 AM

They need a Republican George Mitchell. The larger their paper majority, the more they tiptoe around, allowing Demo gasbags to set the agenda.

Posted by: ed at January 18, 2006 2:04 PM

Attila the Hun

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 18, 2006 9:23 PM
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