So then we can run a Democrat in 2012:
In a blow to President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, Sen. Joe Manchin will throw his support Tuesday behind strict new spending caps that would require far deeper cuts than they support over the coming decade.
The West Virginia Democrat will endorse a Senate bill that would impose caps starting in 2013 that gradually tighten spending to 20.6 percent of gross domestic product in fiscal 2022. Obama’s budget request aims to keep spending at about 24 percent of GDP, and a budget blueprint written by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would cut spending to about 20 percent. The House adopted Ryan’s measure this month.
The Senate bill, which is dubbed the Commitment to American Prosperity Act, is sponsored by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and it recently received the backing of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).
He’s still better than Raese, if only barely.