But in an era of ''low info" voters --- for the right and left and everything in between, this is easier said than done. For the moment, Darwinism is the central tenet of the super extreme right and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Michele Bachmann herself has refused to provide details about her foster children. But given her penchant for exaggeration, don't we have a right to know more about her foster parenting and just how many children this actually involved?
The tepid support from the right to the current GOP pack should convince Joe Scarborough that the party faithful is waiting for a skilled politician with personality and name-recognition to enter the race.
Republicans and Tea Party braggarts are beaming that voters have spoken. But have they? The truth is, I don't think they've said much of anything. Rather, what they did Tuesday instead was grunt and groan.
This is not the hope America voted for in the fall of 2008. Now another election is upon us. On Tuesday, voters can choose candidates capitalizing on bitterness, or they can return to hope and provide time for change to play out.
What we're witnessing today is a monumental dumbing down of GOP politics. The lowering of the standards and qualifications bar so low that only candidates appealing to the lowest common denominators stand a chance.
The electorate is angry and disenchanted with politicians on both sides of the aisle. But the polls still show voters' preference for Democrats when the question is who can better handle the economy and the nation's main problems.
Democrats are enjoying sitting back with their popcorn buckets as they watch the GOP Civil War get nastier by the minute, making it even more likely that the left will have another two years at the controls.
I don't expect to die anytime soon, yet I still have life insurance. So think of supporting the campaign of Coons as life insurance. We don't think we'll need it, but our loved ones be happy that we had it.
With Christine O'Donnell's victory, Tea Baggers are sending the same kind of naive, misguided, anger-fueled message to the Republican Party that the Naderites sent to Democrats in the 2000 presidential election.
Just think Newt, after you and The Wasilla Wonder are nominated you can start thinking about your cabinet, and how you can stock it with brilliant 21st Century thinkers and bridge-builders like Rand Paul, Ken Buck and Sharron Angle.