Apparently, the Washington Post hasn't heard that there were top secret polls conducted that show Leyva winning this year! That's right, if you talk to Leyva's people, they're convinced that somewhere, there's a magical poll that shows that the 5th time's the charm in Northwest Indiana. Of course, there's absolutely no evidence of this polling data's existence anywhere.
But the truth never stopped a liar from opening his mouth.
I keep hearing, "This is the year." In fact, I've been hearing, "This is the year," for 10 years. Despite that, Leyva has never won more than 31% of the vote. And with a Libertarian candidate who is about as sane as Leyva is a viable candidate, I doubt anything is going to change in regards to our representation in IN-1.
Of course, if Leyva's people want to produce evidence of this magical polling data, there are a lot of people who want to see it, including myself.
Until then, I'll agree with the Washington Post: Visclosky is the safest Democrat in the nation.
I bet you were waiting for me to blame Jones' defunct Tea Party for this. To be honest, I doubt there's anything a competent, influential Tea Party could do to help Leyva... so it doesn't really matter that Jones and Leyva each ran their own Tea Parties into the ground. Leyva would still be a joke regardless.
A Tea Party movement with half a brain among its 10 members might have helped us nominate a stronger candidate, but there were a lot of better candidates and I think they'd all still have a vicious uphill battle against Visclosky.
The point of this article is to say that Leyva's supporters are either liars or unbelievably stupid for not releasing the numbers to the public... or some combination of both.