The time has come to oust four decade-long incumbent Senator Thad Cochran

Earlier this month, Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel (R) accomplished the impressive feat of winning the popular vote in the Mississippi Republican primary and forcing four-decade long incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) into a runoff. The runoff is now upon us, and McDaniel joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss Tuesday’s election.

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Despite being far outspent in the primary race, McDaniel managed to win the popular vote. Depending on which poll results you look at, McDaniel secured anywhere from 49.5% or 49.8% of the popular vote – just tenths of a percentage away from the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Cochran received just under 49% of the vote. Thomas Carey, the seldom-mentioned third challenger in the race, received less than about 1.5% of the vote.

When it comes to poll numbers ahead of Tuesday’s runoff, McDaniel seems to be in pretty good shape, and he feels good about the momentum his campaign has.

“We feel great. We’ve had momentum. The ground troops are fired up. People in this state understand that a change has to take place in Washington, DC,” McDaniel said. “The city is broken. It’s corrupt. We’re tired of the backroom deals and the favoritism and the cronyism. And they understand the only way to change all of that is to send someone new to Washington. That’s why we won three weeks ago. That’s why we’re going to win tomorrow.”

Glenn asked McDaniel to share his thoughts on some of the most pressing issues facing the country and the government. For starters, Glenn asked McDaniel what he would do to fix the broken immigration system.

“Lawlessness always invites more lawlessness… We have to be a nation of laws. And we have to enforce the laws. We have to close the border, period,” he said. “Senator Cochran has voted… for amnesty… That’s bad policy for this government because, naturally, illegal immigration is wrong. It hurts Americans. But secondly, we lose respect with the law. And that makes us lose faith even more with our government. So we have to do the things that are right by our Constitution and by our statutory law. Thus far, the politicians haven’t had the guts or the will to do that.”

When it comes to ISIS and its growing control of Iraq and Syria, McDaniel said he is not interested in being the world’s policeman.

“We cannot continue to be the world’s police force. It’s not in our charter mission. It’s not in our Constitution,” he said. “We have to take care of our own. We have to take care of Americans and that begins by making sure that we don’t intervene in every imaginable conflict. So I love the military. I come from a military family. But I’ve seen too many of my friends go off and serve and come back and question what it was they were doing.”

You can learn more about McDaniel’s campaign HERE.

  • Crassus

    Quit wasting precious time flapping your jaw on the Glenn Beck Program, McDaniel. You need to be on the road campaigning in Mississippi. From Itawamba to Itta Benna. From Meridian to the outskirts of Memphis. From Gulfport to Tupelo. Glenn Beck can’t vote for you. Neither can Pat and Stu. If anything, going on Glenn Beck will lose you votes and that senile clown Cochran will get another term in the Senate. Let HIM campaign on the Glenn Beck Program.

    • Mike Nelson

      I’ve noticed that you’re pretty vocal about finding imprudence in candidates’ appearance on Beck’s program.

      Is there a mainstream/online/broadcast method by which you would approve of a candidate appealing to a broader audience, or is it just Beck’s show on which you protest political appearances?

      Also, do you find that sitting officials should not appear here either, or only candidates seeking support/donations?

    • Sunshine43

      Don’t agree with you!

      You are well-suited with your moniker….Crassus! There is a popular expression used to describe a fatal error which is a “Crassus’ error”!
      Strategic error using this moniker!!!

  • Anonymous

    We the people need to institute term limits at the voting booth. No more decades long inbred, corrupt, delusional, incompetent seat warmers – both parties. The vast majority of these career politicians govern against the will of the people and have forgotten for whom they work. Sweep the debris out of DC starting with the 2014 midterms; then on to 2016 to finish the job.

    • bucketnutz

      You can bet his lobbyist is more nervous than the voters are, because they bought this guy and they will have to start over again.

  • Anonymous

    it’s time to oust all 4 term long incumbents from Congress.

  • Sunshine43

    Thad Cochran needs to go home and live with his hard-left daughter who just happens to be a professor! My oh my, sure as heck could figure that out as she “likes” Obama on her FB page. She also says Chris McDaniel will govern with Jesus, the Constitution and Common Sense aiding his decisions! My goodness, that could be just what the doctor ordered!!! (However, she meant it in a condescending way.)

  • Anonymous

    Sllllllowwwwly, very slooowwwly, the public is waking up. Hopefully EVERYONE is wide awake when it comes to November! Anyone who has been elected for 4 decades MUST go! Being a “public servant” was NEVER meant to be a career and those who have made it one are the worst we have! America DESERVES the BEST and it is time to get them in office!!

    • Sunshine43

      We sure can pray that they are waking up!

  • Anonymous

    With the election this close, I am concerned that the Democrats and the elitist Republicans don’t game the polls.

  • landofaahs

    Getting rid of the Federal reserve would be a better entity to get rid of.

  • Anonymous
  • bucketnutz

    Make sure Thad gets his NAP during this primary because he gets cranky if he doesn’t . His Senate seat is a Hammock.

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