Building on Peter's earlier thread, some thoughts on Thaddeus McCotter's run:
1) Yes, he gets into the race "late" (ok, not so late, given Perry and Giuliani are still lurking about) for a newcomer, but he's short on money and infrastructure -- and gambling that he can score big in the Ames Straw Poll and go on from there.
2) Did Greg Gutfield really talk him into running? I love "Red Eye", but it's not exactly a shining moment for democracy when a statesman takes his cue from a tv personality -- I'd like to think the "fire in the belly" has to do with deeper principles and philosophical motivations.
4) The optimist in me welcomes the addition of a serious constitutionalist to the field. The cynic in me is forced to ask: does McCotter think he has a snowball's chance, or is this is a dress rehearsal for a future career in tv?
Check out the video below, to see the congressman rocking out . . .