With all the focus on the Senate race in Alabama that has been in the news for last several weeks (has it only been weeks?) there is plenty of reaction to what this means for President Trump's future and his ability to pass any major legislation through Congress.
Trump Repudiated in Alabama Senate Election
What Happened in Alabama May Stay in Alabama
By James Warren
As Alabama goes, so goes ... ah ... just Alabama?
It's inviting to posit the notion of sweeping impact to Doug Jones's Senate victory in Alabama or, as it will be better known, the defeat of Roy Moore (and Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump). But some, not all, smart folks demur and would have done same even if the poster child of poor candidates had won.
"This has nothing to do with the rest of the country or the rest of the GOP," argues John Feehery, a Republican consultant in Washington and onetime top aide to GOP chieftains on Capitol Hill.
"There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot and missed," Feehery says, alluding to the prospect of a victorious Moore, the man whose wife assured that her family is not anti-Semitic because "one of our attorneys is a Jew."
Says Feehery, "The GOP escaped a bullet." <more>