R.I.P. Paul Wellstone

One of the most passionate and liberal members of the Senate is killed less than two weeks before his reelection. There are major implications for the struggle to retain Democratic control of the Senate. Flags fly at half-staff over the Capitol; though beloved across the political spectrum and being eulogized in superlatives, I wonder if the Rabid Right privately dance on his grave despite public restraint. And will the conspiracy theorists voice suspicions of foul play?

Walter Mondale is reportedly about to bow to intense Democratic pressure and run for Wellstone’s seat. Washington Post