1. The State of Idaho's case has 4 attorneys at their table along with 3 experts. Yet, the attorney - Christ Troupis - for the GOP, sits alone. It's got a bit of a David and Goliath feel to it.
2. This case is being watched by at least 20 other states which have similar circumstances with open primaries.
3. My own election losses, over these past 10 years, are a part of this case. When I lost them, at the time, it hurt like heck. We sought out clearly identified Republican voters, got them in our corner and yet still lost the races. The structure of the open primary allowed a very strategic slice of non-Republicans to deny me, and quite a few others, the GOP nominations, they/we rightly qualified for.
4. Whether or not I will ever again be a candidate, my hope for the outcome of this trial is that the system will now be fair. Rather than having GOP candidates trying to be all things to all people, so that they can get nominated (and in Idaho, elected), clearly conservative candidates in GOP Primaries can be who they really are. And Democrats in their Primary can be who they really are, as well.
5. The Tea Party movement has brought forward many moms and dads to become involved...and they are not going home, again.
6. The easy days are over for Arlen Spector, Bob Bennet and other incumbents (who lost in 2010). Many more may follow.
In Idaho, if my (anr other candidates') losses brought us to this point, then they were worth it.
The best is yet to come.