February 12, 2008
If you want an expert opinion, ask an expert

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Tom DeLay.

DeLay sounded confident about the crowded field of Republicans running for his old Houston-area seat, which is now held by Democrat Nick Lampson. He said he's not endorsing in the race because he has too many friends in it.

"I'm sure there's going to be a runoff, and whoever comes out of it is going to be a good strong conservative and a good representative for the 22nd District, and probably a very good candidate to knock off Nick Lampson," DeLay said.

But he also sounded less than convinced that his party would win the seat back in November.

"It depends. There's a lot of stuff going on in Harris County. (U.S. Rep.) John Culberson was just telling me, all kinds of corruption stuff and investigations, Republicans are taking it on the chin left and right. That can have an impact on that race, as well as John Culberson's and Harris County countywide races."

Boy, if anyone knows anything about "all kinds of corruption stuff and investigations", it would be Tom DeLay. Maybe it's a good thing he hasn't completely vanished from the scene. Where else could we get such insights?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 12, 2008 to Election 2008