The Democrats' fifth tier choice to run against Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he "is not afraid of losing."
Horne, who likes to remind us at every opportunity that he was a Marine, explained: "I am not afraid of losing. If I was worried about risk and danger, I wouldn't have joined the Marine Corps before I graduated high school."
That's an interesting metaphor: Horne compares running against McConnell as equivalent to active combat for a Marine. Plainly, Horne has seen the McConnell saturation of TV ads and -- due to his experience as a Marine -- reacted with "shock and awe."
The really annoying aspect of a Horne run is that it's like combining the worst of John Kerry and John Murtha. Now we begin the wait for Horne to announce that he is "reporting for duty!"