Jeff Roe has emerged from his post-Ted Cruz funk to explain himself.
This discussion is vintage Roe: bombastic, arrogant, humble, brilliant, whiny, profane, illuminating. All at once.
“We were getting to be kind of pansies in politics,” Roe tells the interviewer. “People used to shoot each other on the Senate floor, you know.”
Not sure where he got this. A senator was beaten on the floor, once, and terrorists once shot up the House. A gun was pulled in the Senate in 1850. But I couldn’t find any examples of actual gunfire in the Senate.
The Missouri consultant also dishes with Politico. The headline suggest Donald Trump “has a math problem,” which may or may not be true. But see this, on data and analytics:
“It’s worth, on its worst day, 2½ points, and in its best day, 5½ points,” he added. “So let’s just split the difference and say that Clinton’s running a great [operation]. ... He’s not right now, so that would give her ... 3½ points.”
The midpoint between 2.5 and 5.5 is 4.