Tough Guys want to run as Democrats!
Scott Schields of MyDD points to some recent reports of former NFL quarterback Heath Shuler running as a Democrat for congress in North Carolina. Scott points out the reporting on this that suggest that it is another example of Democrats trying to look tougher by recruting tougher looking candidates.
I beg to differ with that reporting.
Democrats don't have to recruit tougher candidates in order to overcome a wimpy image. It's the tougher candidates (Paul Hackett, etc.) that want to run for office and they want to run as Democrats!
In other words, the party isn't going after the tough guys. The tough guys are coming to the party.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.