Well, I think that Erick Erickson, the Editor of Red State, sees the handwriting on the wall in this race and is trying to cover his own ass.
A prominent conservative is issuing an ultimatum, essentially telling the candidate he supports to do better in the polls â€“ or lose his support.
Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com, backs Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the California Republican senate primary. DeVore is locked in a battle with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Rep. Tom Campbell for the right to face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.
Speaking Tuesday with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Erickson â€“ a CNN contributor – said he won’t support DeVore much longer if the candidate does not improve his political standing.
“Look, if Chuck DeVore hasn’t gone up in the polls within two weeks significantly, I’ll be with Carly Fiorina because Tom Campbell is that bad,” Erickson said.
So, is Erickson really serious? DeVore has been underwater from the start of this race in a dismal third place. There are only four weeks to go before the California election and early voting has already started.
If Erickson really wanted a conservative to be the Republican nominee, he would ask Chuck DeVore to step aside and endorse Carly Fiorina. Instead, Erickson gives DeVore two weeks to do the “right” thing?
Lip service and distancing on the part of Erickson here. If DeVore splits the conservative vote and liberal RINO Tom Campbell wins, Erickson will have his Red State hands all over this mess.
So, how about it Erick?
Erick must be getting some flack from the DeVore camp and issued this clarification.
Weak sauce because he is NOT serious. He is simply covering his ass if Campbell wins and doesn’t want the fall out or the blame. And, when Fiorina wins – well, you see – Erickson is sucking up.