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Old 03-31-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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Unless it's a blowout one way or another, followed by the same for the governor's races in VA and NJ. So says Charlie Cook, author of the famous, and highly respected "Cook Political Report (and owner of the worst "rug" on TV). It's an R district that went 53% for Obama and Gilliland defended her seat strongly in '08, but unless there's a 5% or greater win it won't mean anything for 2010.

Much more important number for the Ds, Obama's popularity. Which right now is running in the 60% range, despite Fox News and several posters on C-D who have him below 30% I think.

As I'm writing this it's a virtual draw, about 70 votes (out of 150,000) separating them with the D in the lead. So, let's open the 6,000 or so absentee ballots and hope they can wrap this up a bit quicker than MN has done with the Franken win!

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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It's not a big Dem victory (even assuming that the outcome isn't changed by the absentee ballots). But it does mean two things:

1. The GOP is still weak - even in places that they should be winning
2. There is no significant discontent with the stimulus

Let's hope that Tadisco shows more class than Norm Coleman during the absentee ballot process and the inevitable recount.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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It's not a big Dem victory (even assuming that the outcome isn't changed by the absentee ballots). But it does mean two things:

1. The GOP is still weak - even in places that they should be winning
2. There is no significant discontent with the stimulus

Let's hope that Tadisco shows more class than Norm Coleman during the absentee ballot process and the inevitable recount.

He won't.

Over the past several election cycles, the GOP has shown repeatedly that they prefer judges deciding elections, not voters.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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He won't.

Over the past several election cycles, the GOP has shown repeatedly that they prefer judges deciding elections, not voters.
Is that because judges can be bought ( as in the 2000 presidential election) but sane and decent people can't be swayed to vote the wrong way for money?
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:44 AM
 
Location: The Planet Mars
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Unless it's a blowout one way or another, followed by the same for the governor's races in VA and NJ. So says Charlie Cook, author of the famous, and highly respected "Cook Political Report (and owner of the worst "rug" on TV). It's an R district that went 53% for Obama and Gilliland defended her seat strongly in '08, but unless there's a 5% or greater win it won't mean anything for 2010.

Much more important number for the Ds, Obama's popularity. Which right now is running in the 60% range, despite Fox News and several posters on C-D who have him below 30% I think.

As I'm writing this it's a virtual draw, about 70 votes (out of 150,000) separating them with the D in the lead. So, let's open the 6,000 or so absentee ballots and hope they can wrap this up a bit quicker than MN has done with the Franken win!

golfgod
I completely agree with you...

The GOP is hoping and praying for a victory SOMEWHERE - and will magnify the significance of any victory, no matter how small, into a mountain..

What else can they do?

They only have 'cheerleading' and 'obstructionism' in their party platform...

As we've all seen - they have no ideas to offer - only 'NO'..
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Well the GOP DID offer an alternate "budget", though it was SHORT ON NUMBERS (which is ODD for a budget) and long on deficit spending. Not sure who they think they're fooling..
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