We already have a Roy Moore thread, but I'm interested in the upcoming election and the effect it will have.

The polls have it as a tight race, but there are so many factors including how strongly African-Americans will turn out, whether how many Republicans who are concerned with the alegations will vote anyway or stay home, etc., that it's pretty hard to predict the winner.

I'd like to think that Alabamans will reject Moore, not only for his predatory sexual behavior, but because he is simply an awful choice to be a US senator.

On the other hand, he was removed from his chief justice office for defying a federal court order, and was promptly reelected to that same position by the voters.

I think he's going to win, and probably by more votes than expected.

Meanwhile, as Republicans fall all over themselves to support him, there is this bit of refreshing speech from Mitt Romney:

"Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.
1:44 PM - Dec 4, 2017"
For a man who is known for his waffling, you can't be much more direct than that.

I've never been much of a fan of Romney, but he is considering a run for Senate himself, pushing out Orrin Hatch. I really hope he does – no Democrat is going to be elected in Utah anyway, and he would be far preferable to Hatch, who has the intellectual capacity of a cauliflower and the moral spine of a banana slug. If Romney decided to run, he would easily crush Hatch and become the republican nominee.