Tag Archive '2009 elections'

Nov 09 2009

2010: Rise Of The Centrist Independents

Some good recaps out today on what happened Tuesday and what will likely happen next November. First a good recap from Stuart Rothenberg: What were some of the mistakes and mischaracterizations during the campaigns and after the voting? One of the worst, I thought, was the widespread characterization of Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee in […]

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Nov 05 2009

It’s Still The Unemployment Driving The Electorate

What was driving the wave of elections in VA and NJ this week? The deteriorating jobs market was and is the driver, which is where the average American voter connects to the ‘economy’ in a visceral way. The crux of the Democrats’ problem with the voters is they have failed miserably on this matter. I […]

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Nov 03 2009

2009 Elections Spell Disaster For Dems In 2010

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I have been holding off posting on the election results to see how bad it was going to be in VA – and it is a historic disaster for Democrats. Not only did the Dems lose all three state wide races, they lost them by astounding margins.  With 70% of the vote in all three […]

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Nov 02 2009

Palin’s Entry Into VA Elections

OK, I am a huge Palin fan who is stymied as to what this is all about: “Virginia, hello, this is Sarah Palin calling to urge you to go to the polls Tuesday and vote to share our principles,” the former Alaska governor says in the call, which was provided to CNN by one Democrat […]

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Nov 01 2009

Everyone Is Over Reaching On NY-23

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NY-23 is an interesting case of one party’s political machinery screwing up, another party’s hopes being dashed, and the electorate fed up with both. But it is not a resurgence of the far right. Dede Scozzafava was a lame attempt by the GOP party leaders to catch some Obama fever. She is so far left […]

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Oct 14 2009

Christie Not In As Much Trouble As Some Speculate

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Quinnipiac has come out with a new poll on the NJ governor’s race, which can be spun negatively for the GOP contender (Christie), but once you get into the details shows a strong position: The New Jersey governor’s race is going down to the wire as Republican challenger Christopher Christie gets 41 percent of likely […]

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Oct 07 2009

Corzine Toast, McDonnell Riding High

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It looks like there will be a GOP sweep of this fall’s governor races. In New Jersey, Governor Corzine is still polling pathetically low, and while the margin is tight the fact is Corzine’s average number is 40.6% – which for an incumbent means defeat. I think the nation is not sanguine about going back […]

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Aug 05 2009

Is There A Backlash Brewing Against DC’s Liberals

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Did the liberal dinosaurs Congress, in a fit of power drunken madness, over reach? Was our liberal leaning, young and naive President caught up in a liberal policy madness that has proven to be more of a disaster than many would have even thought possible? To many people, the answer is obvious given how poorly […]

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