The Las Vegas Sun muses today on how the “Tax-cut bill splits staunch conservatives with eye on 2012,” including these Muth’s Truths:
Despite the discrepancy between their policy positions, Nevada’s Republican watchers said Ensign and Heller voted their conservative consciences. But with an ear toward future campaigns, they agreed that one’s vote seemed better poised to translate to the airwaves than the other’s.
“I think politically, Heller comes out better, because Ensign needs to explain his vote,” conservative blogger Chuck Muth said. “ ‘I voted not for continuing the tax cuts, but here’s why’ — the average voter, they aren’t really interested in that much detail, and on the surface, he voted against extending the tax cuts.”