Even in the right's more polite precincts, Cochran's late appeal to black Democrats is considered an grave sin.
If Chris McDaniel becomes a senator it won't change much about U.S. policy, but it's a damning reflection of the American right.
The Square and the Flair
August 02, 2012
BEFORE HE EARNED his reputation as one of the best ad men in politics, before he wrote for several major television shows, and long before he became Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens found himself in Cameroon, face to face with a machine-gun-wielding soldier looking to shake him down. It was 1988, and a few weeks earlier, Stevens had deposited himself in the nearby Central African Republic to pick up a friend’s Land Rover and drive it back to France. But the trip was a disaster from the get-go. Local officials confiscated the car and refused to release it.
And This Is Bad?
July 02, 2008
Thad Cochran recounts a 1987 meeting between a Senate delegation and Nicaraguan Sandinistas: The atmosphere was tense, as the U.S. was pressing "pretty hard." Cochran noticed a disturbance at the meeting table in a room lined with armed personnel. "McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerilla group here at this end of the table and I don't know what attracted my attention," Cochran said.