Warner Swats 'Wacky' Mourdock

Thinks Senate candidate's views on bipartisanship are skewed
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2012 11:23 AM CDT
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speaks during a hearing of the committee, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Mark Warner minced no words today in describing GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's definition of bipartisanship: "I think what Mr. Mourdock said is wacky," Warner told CNN, referring to Mourdock's earlier comments that "bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view." Warner appeared alongside Dick Lugar, the GOP incumbent Mourdock unseated, and dismissed Mourdock's notion that Republicans would sweep in November. "The notion that this election is going to be so overwhelmingly for one side or the other, and one party's going to be able to rule the roost, I just don't see that happening," he said. Elsewhere on a quiet Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Paul Krugman on Mitt Romney's jobs plan: "As I know from detailed plans, there is nothing there."
  • Reince Priebus on Team Obama: They want "us to believe that we’re not living on Earth and the president is not the president and all these things that are going wrong have nothing to do with President Obama."
  • Ed Gillespie on Romney's chances in November: "There's clearly a feeling in Boston that Gov. Romney is going to beat President Obama. You can go back and forth about tactics and who won the week, but at the end of the day it’s the candidates."
  • John Kasich on a coming unemployment spike: "The numbers that just came out, they frighten me. I believe we're going unemployment increases in Ohio. We're down to 7.4%, down from 9.1, which is great, but these jobs numbers are terrible."
(Read more Mark Warner stories.)

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