Check out our Podcast

  • Norman Young

Alabama Round-up: Who Did the Right Thing?


The Alabama Senate race was a thorny, unpleasant affair. Voters became jurors in an extrajudicial public trial, and weighed their individual judgments against other pressing moral issues. Party operatives struggled to predict the future in order to avoid coming down on the wrong side of public opinion. Politicians postured and positioned themselves in the best possible light.

So, who did the right thing? In this article, I analyze many of the important decisions made my the major actors during the recent Senate special election.

The Republican National Committee

After the accusations came out against Roy Moore, the RNC pulled its funding from candidate Roy Moore. When this did not sink the Moore campaign and it looked like Moore might win anyway, the RNC reconsidered its move, and reinstated funding for Moore.