"I think Bob Menendez is a very tenacious person, and he has the advantage of six long years and a fairly forgiving political environment in New Jersey."
According to — who better to say? — Bob Torricelli.
Think of all the Bobs who've thrived in fairly forgiving New Jersey.
It's all about the time frame. Torricelli had to withdraw when allegations emerged in the midst of a campaign. He didn't have any leeway for riding out the New Jersey forgiveness arc.