Is Thad Cochran clueless? Not entirely

Eliana Johnson reports that Sen. Thad Cochran, who is battling for his political life in Mississippi, didn’t get word of Dave Brat’s upset win over Eric Cantor. Asked on Friday about the House majority’s leader’s stunning defeat on Tuesday, the 76-year-old Cochran responded: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, what happened in Virginia?”

Once informed of the result, Cochran rallied with this analysis: “Well, it happens. Some win, some lose.” Profound? No. But better than some of the apocalyptic commentary I’ve read about Brat’s win.