If Scott Eckersley were the Republican candidate for Missouri's 7th District seat in Congress, and Billy Long were the Democrat candidate, I suspect Republicans would be a lot happier.
Just changing party labels would make this race a completely different contest in the eyes of tens of thousands of voters.
But most Republicans put party loyalty ahead of character.
I admit, I wouldn't vote for anyone who increases the ranks of the Party of Pelosi, regardless of his personal character. I would not vote at all.
That's one reason I'm running: to give people like me someone to vote for.
In Missouri's 7th District, a vote for the Libertarian candidate cannot help the Democrats.