Stutzman said he was compelled to get involved because he felt that Vitter was a flawed candidate who would imperil what should be a safe Republican seat. Stutzman said he supported GOP primary candidate Scott Angelle. “My view is the herd should be thinned of our bad candidates, and he might be one of the worst candidates we had anywhere in the country as an incumbent,” Stutzman said.This is why the timing of the ads and the sudden flurry of new coverage of the prostitution scandals happened the way they did. They failed in their purpose in a way that turned out to be fortunate for "our side." But the fact that this was their purpose in the first place matters.
We pointed this out at the beginning... and really, throughout the campaign. A lot of individuals who later ended up conspicuously supporting the accidental winner didn't think this was very important. I have trouble understanding why people who can't see why such a distinction would make a difference are interested in politics in the first place.