Coats, whose most challenging political task thus far has been filling Dan Quayle's 6A golf cleats as Senator from Hoosierville, is now stumping around the state to rally the faithful.
Unfortunately, nominating a guy who voted for the Brady Bill and the '94 Assault Weapons ban and then has the cheek to stand up and lie to a crowd about how he supports Second Amendment rights isn't exactly a way to rally anybody but the most blindly faithful, people who would reflexively vote for Chairman Mao if you stuck an (R) after his name, ("Hey, Mao didn't like gays and he was strong on defense! That makes him conservative, right? Besides, you wouldn't want the Democrat to get in!")
Needless to say, some people are less than amused:
There was one detractor in the audience. Kirk Freeman of Lafayette asked Coats some pointed questions about his voting record on gun control, referring to votes Coats made in the 1990s.Freeman said he's a Republican but did not vote for Coats in the primary. He does not plan to support him in the fall.
Get bent, Coats, you prevaricating has-been. I wouldn't vote for you if the only other guy on the ticket was Chairman Mao; at least he doesn't lie about what he wants to do to me.