The moral of the story is easy. We as a nation need to do a better job at showing up and casting ballots every single time we are able. When you let a small fringe of the country more or less make the decision on who is going to be running in the general elections we have significant issues.
Originally Posted by cabernetluver
Also in such elections we need to find a way to step back from all the vitriol that is spewed by each side. Murdouck shot himself in the foot well before his rape comment when he trashed Lugar up one side down the other during the primary. With Lugar being a well respected man in this state that was a very poor choice. It poisoned the well of voters from the get go and was something he was never able to overcome.
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville warned about when visiting this fledgling democracy in the early 19th century – that this "American republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."