|Lugar Ruining Legacy|
At 80 years old, he doesn't have to do this. He could be retired with his feet up in Virginia right now, but, instead, he's locked in the battle of his life with a man who is nowhere near him in accomplishment or stature.
That's just the thing, though. Lugar is losing his identity in order to hold on to power. It just doesn't seem like the Richard Lugar that many of us have grown to know and respect over the years. Instead, Lugar and the PACs that back him are going down deep in the mud along with Richard Mourdock and the PACs that support him. We are actually hearing direct attacks coming from Lugar's mouth about things that are pretty petty. Point-counterpoint is one thing, but this is not the kind of counterpunch we're used to from a man that was once Indiana's favorite son.
Lugar is no longer seemingly invincible. A poll by Citizens United shows that Lugar is trailing Mourdock 44 to 39 percent. It should be noted that Citizens United is backing Mourdock. This is the second poll in the last few weeks to show Lugar lagging behind Mourdock.
I don't think people like seeing this kind of behavior from Senator Lugar. He is failing at this contested campaign stuff, and it's pretty sad to see.
Win or lose, Lugar has already lost. Instead of the "above politics" statesman we're used to, we now see that he's just like any other desperate Senator that's willing to take a campaign into the mud to try to stay in the Senate. That's why this campaign will turn out lose-lose for the Senator.