Ah yes! Another election season has begun!
As you all know, it’s November 3rd and you should all be heading to the polls sometime today. It doesn’t matter if your state is hosting a large election like Virginia or New Jersey, because there are other position out there that need your input. For example, in my home state of Michigan there are elections in 77 counties & 237 cities today! Let your voice be heard!
Lets go for the East Coast sweep!
Here’s an update on the current elections:
Of the four races, only Virginia looks like a lock. Creigh Deeds ran against a 20-year-old college thesis and lost miserably. Bob McDonnell’s easy sail to victory threatens to put Virginia back in the red-state column, but it could also just indicate what a terrible candidate Deeds has been. If Virginia elects a Republican to Congress in 2012, we may be seeing a real shift, one the GOP desperately needs.
NY-23 is shaping up to be a Republican win … in a district that Democrats haven’t won in over 110 years. The only reason it’s in play is because of the foolishness of local GOP leaders, who handpicked a terrible candidate for the special election. A win by Douglas Hoffman will certainly energize the conservative grassroots, but either way, this race has made fools of the GOP establishment.
New Jersey would be a real coup for Republicans, for two reasons. First, New Jersey is solidly Democratic, but unhappy. The GOP needs an entree back into power to demonstrate how center-right governance will benefit the state and its citizens. Despite being outspent by Jon Corzine and a false-flag third-party candidate, Chris Christie is within sight of victory in the Garden State. The second reason is that Barack Obama poured himself into the Corzine campaign, practically taking it over in the final weeks. A loss here would be a big blow to his prestige and a warning about the limits of his coattails in 2010. If Obama can’t hold New Jersey, then all bets are off in Congress for the midterms and Obama’s radical domestic policy agenda.
Sorry David Harmer, but your race isn’t looking too good. After all, the district your running for borders Nancy Pelosi’s district… Scary thought, I know. We can still hope though and maybe he’ll pull through on the West Coast!
The Obama administration and the media are together going to downplay today’s electoral victories for the GOP.
They will, to the mainstream media, not be relevant to or any sign of a rebuke against Barack Obama and his far left agenda.
Consider these facts:
- Barack Obama sent Joe Biden to visit.
- Obama’s White House negotiated Dede Scozzafava’s endorsement of the Democrat.
- Scozzafava and Owens both supported and campaigned on supporting the stimulus.
- Obama sent his top pollster to take command of the race.
- Obama visited multiple times, including the day before the election.
- Obama is featured in most of Corzine’s advertising.
- The Democratic Governors Association and DNC all pumped in a ton of money.
- Corzine ran on helping Obama at the state level.
- The Democratic Governors Association spent $4 million to get Creigh Deeds elected.
- The Democratic National Committee spent $6 millino to get Deeds elected.
- Obama campaigned for Deeds multiple times.
- Organizing for America sent a mail piece to 300,000 “surge voters”, or voters who voted for the first time in 2008, urging them to vote for Deeds.
- Organizing for America set up phone banks for Creigh Deeds.
Side-Note: It should be a very interesting day in the political world! Now go out and vote!