After his failed Senate bid in 2010, Tea Party favorite Joe Miller is considering running against Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) next year in what he calls a choice between the "easy lies of an insider politician or the hard truth of a reformer."
In a Sunday blog post on his website, Miller explained why he may run again, confirming speculation that he still has his eyes on Capitol Hill.
"Serious times call for bold measures. With the re-election of Barack Obama, our very way of self-government is in peril. The Constitution is under attack, the value of human life degraded, religious liberties are threatened, the Second Amendment is increasingly in jeopardy, and the right to protection from unlawful search and seizure is giving way to a virtual surveillance State," Miller writes. "We need a candidate in 2014 who will join reformers like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz to confront President Obama, not one who will cut a deal to negotiate the terms of our surrender to his radical socialist agenda."
In his blog post, Miller said he has yet to make a final decision on a run, and is weighing financial support as well as conservative backing for his potential challenge to the GOP "status quo."
"I have been a Republican for most of my adult life," Miller writes. "But I am under no illusions about the Republican Establishment’s failure to confront the problems facing the country. The status quo is not a viable option."
As many of you know the Alaska Republican Party is in complete meltdown right now, and that is in large part because of Joe Miller's attempt to take it over.
If Miller is actually delusional enough to seek the GOP nomination it will result in the kind of political cage match that will send popcorn sales through the roof.
And if he decides instead to run as an Independent or AIP candidate? (Shh, don't say that out loud or we will never get that lucky!)
In my opinion Begich is currently seen as wallpaper here in Alaska, and COULD be beaten in the next election. BUT if his opponent is Miller, or a Republicans that emerges from a pitch battle with Miller for the nomination, then our lone Democratic Senator's chances are greatly improved.
And yes of course I will vote for Mark. After all what choice do I really have?
However if his opponent is Joe Miller, I will do a hell of a lot more than simply vote for him, I will help to destroy Miller and hopefully help to send his vaguely bearded ass to jail. (Yes Joe, I and others know that you received illegal funds during your last campaign!)