Happy Democrat Photo: Get Carter Edition

He’s running against Bush:

Presidential son Jack Carter easily won the Democratic primary to challenge U.S. Sen. John Ensign, while Nevada voters set up an intriguing governor’s race and delivered a razor-thin victory to a GOP candidate vying for an open U.S. House seat.

Former President Carter’s son easily advanced to the November general election, drawing 78 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

He accused Ensign of being too cozy with the White House. “You know, he’s voted for the Bush administration 96 percent of the time,” Carter said.

Something I think a lot more people ought to consider doing as we head into November:

Republican strategists for years now have worked to make Bush Republicanism a national brand. Like dish soap or deli meat, so that no matter which version of Republican you bought, you knew the basic outlines of what you were getting, because the president’s smiling face was on the label.

Well, that dish soap doesn’t get your glasses clean, and the deli meat just gave some schoolkids food poisoning, and suddenly Brand Bush is starting to smell up the stock tables. And everybody who espoused its virtues is edging away slowly, hoping they don’t get any of the stink on them.

/blatant columnwhoring

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