It’s really the best choice. Sarah Steelman has unquestioned conservative credentials and garnered the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin, for crying out loud!
That fact has to roil the GOPe in Missouri. All the other candidates that have been floated are moderate at best and not likely to capture the enthusiasm of the Tea Party.
Without a doubt, the GOPe’s preferred candidates will lose in November, and for what? Bragging rights?
No, the best bet for the Missouri GOP is to put Steelman in place of Todd Akin. If she wins, they can puff out their chests and say “We knew what we were doing!”
If she loses, they can claim that they caved under pressure from the Tea Party, knowing that Sarah Steelman would get waxed by her Democratic opponent.
Hey Missouri GOP! You have nothing to lose by replacing Akin with Steelman!