Without tracking every bend and break in the race, I assumed that Rep. Allen West won a second term in Congress when he switched from a Democratic-leaning district to an adjacent swing seat. His opponent, Patrick Murphy, is a first-time candidate who's competitive because his father -- who founded the company Murphy works at -- bankrolls a Super PAC that runs anti-West ads. It's a bit of a mismatch.
How do you lose the resume battle to someone who retired during the threat of a court martial? This is how. To be fair, all of West's ads are this Michael Bay'd-up and intense.