Yes, a 60/40 split is a true landslide. Your friendly Pharmer has been waiting for Lugar to retire.
Signs that Lugar had been in place for two long were his approval of Obama’s Supreme court appointees and his HHS secretary. He had lost the support of pro-lifers and the NRA.
Despite Lugar’s 10 to 1 ad expenditures, he could not defeat the strong Teaparty support behind Mourdock. Towards the end, the incumbent was begging democrats to cross over and and support him in the primary. He even ran a democrat-style television ad featuring an elderly lady expressing fear that Mourdock would take away her social security. (Note that the Ryan plan, which Mourdock supports, does not remove funding from those already on social security.)
A series of Mourdock signs have adorned the Pharm this past month. The one below survived regular inspections by cattle, as well as three significant storms, to remain in place through election day.
Mourdock recycles, so Pharmer will be out collecting signs this evening. 🙂
Do you think that Lugar will spend his retirement in Indiana??