But all hold leads over Rep. Brad Ellsworth, the presumptive Democratic nominee (who nevertheless has raised more money than the entire GOP field). Indiana, in other words, could present an instance where insurgents may be able to elect someone as radical as they want; electability and ideology might line up.
A Coats loss on Tuesday, then, could give the outraged, insurgent, Tea Party-right something more than another RINO pelt. They might start living up to their media hype. It's enough to give pause to a progressive, but it would cause a few beltway headaches. As the Irish saying goes, here's a toast to our enemies' enemies.