No one dares to argue that Laura Ingraham is one of the firebrands of talk radio today.
In fact, her brand of outspoken conservatism would lead many to conclude that there’s no better job for her, since she gets to connect with a large audience and change hearts and minds. She did quite a number on Hillary in 2016 and had Americans of all stripes cheering for her.
It’s also tough, though, to move any higher in the political realm with hundreds, or even thousands, of hours of audio and video on file to be attacked with.
Laura, however, is such a firebrand that she may not let that stop her.
The Hill reports:
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said she is considering mounting a challenge to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in 2018.
“I’m considering,” Ingraham told “Fox and Friends,” adding: “I haven’t made any decisions, but a number of folks in Virginia who are well connected are very interested in my running, and that’s very flattering.”
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“It’s always good to mix things up, and I’ve been in Washington a long time and I have a great respect for the Congress and institutions of government,” she said.
What’s particularly interesting in this case is that Ingraham was approached by Republican Party operatives rather than the other way around. This indicates that her run wouldn’t simply be a whimsical ego trip but at least seems to have a foundation in reality.
Of course, Ingraham — a stalwart Donald Trump booster — was also under serious consideration as his White House press secretary, and that didn’t come to pass, despite her obvious qualifications.
It is too soon to tell what Ingraham’s next step will be, but with her incredible communications skills, name recognition and fearless attitude, she would pose a considerable threat to Kaine’s reelection. The state’s Democratic establishment should start worrying now.