That, at least, is the conclusion of an article in TIME Magazine last week, profiling Michelle Nunn’s U.S. Senate candidacy.
Republicans need to pick up six seats to retake the Senate, and the magazine says at least three of those – South Dakota, Montana and West Virginia – are likely in the bag already.
“That leaves Democrats praying for at least six wins in eight states,” the article says, “unless they get lucky somewhere they haven’t won in a long time.
“Somewhere like Georgia.”
Besides her political lineage, TIME says Nunn’s final qualification is the “almost comical field of Republican challengers who have been doing everything they can to commit political fratricide. In one recent ad, Republican businessman David Perdue depicted his seven GOP rivals as a bunch of babies in diapers crying on the floor,” the article says.
TIME didn’t fail to point out some embarrassing gaffes from some of the other Republicans in the GOP primary, either, citing U.S. Rep. Paul Broun’s claim that evolutionary theories are “lies from the pits of hell;” U.S. Rep. Jack Kington’s suggestion that low-income middle schoolers sweep floors to earn free lunches; and U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey’s defense of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s comments that women have a natural defense against pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.”