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    Election night 2013

    I know the thread title doesn't match but it's two seperate elections that I wanted to address...

    NBC News projects Chris Christie will win New Jersey Governor's race

    BREAKING: NBC News projects Democrat Terry McAuliffe to win Virginia governor’s race

    Second story isn't linked because its so new that the headline is all there is. No story yet.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    We had the culmination of a very strange mayoral race in Rochester, NY. The Democratic incumbent barely campaigned due to an illness (later death) in the family, and lost the primary to the 35-year-old City Council president. People continued to campaign on the incumbent's behalf, and running on the Independence and Working Families lines (NY allows for multiple party endorsements), he lost approx. 55%-40%.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Here's a great post about what Election night '13 tells us;

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/...night-tell-us/

    Main quote:

    "But we know already what tonight will tell us: the GOP is fracturing deeply, the internal contradictions of the Southern Strategy have begun to emerge as insurmountable, and the party is in danger of becoming a protest vote by seniors alarmed at the new multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-faith America being born – and with little credibility in actual governance. Christie is their hope – but the way he divides his party is also their predicament."
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Here's a great post about what Election night '13 tells us;

    What Will Tonight Tell Us? « The Dish

    Main quote:

    "But we know already what tonight will tell us: the GOP is fracturing deeply, the internal contradictions of the Southern Strategy have begun to emerge as insurmountable, and the party is in danger of becoming a protest vote by seniors alarmed at the new multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-faith America being born – and with little credibility in actual governance. Christie is their hope – but the way he divides his party is also their predicament."
    I'm ecstatic about Cuccinelli's defeat, I only wish it had been by wider margins. But I'm not sure tonight actually told us much of anything that we didn't already know regarding the nomination of extreme candidates, especially ones who have such terrible images in the eyes of independents and moderates. However the astonishingly close vote in Virginia doesn't seem to support Sullivan's premise as well as it could, it almost seems like something he wrote before the election. I've shied away from his commentary because of how bitter he is when it comes to the GOP, I think it taints his pieces. Your excerpt is true but I don't see how tonight was resounding proof of that.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    LOL. The Democrats had to fund a third party candidate to get a win. Even then they barely hung on. LOL.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    LOL. The Democrats had to fund a third party candidate to get a win. Even then they barely hung on. LOL.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Here is a WaPo analysis of Christie's win: Why today is a great day to sell Chris Christie stock

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    Re: Election night 2013

    There isn't much the Virginia Election is saying. McAuliffe barely won doubling the money over a Tea party Candidate. It took Biden, Clinton and Obama just to put McAuliffe over the top. As well as Michelle Obama's Radio Ads. Obama himself having to make a showing in order for Out of State Democrat who has never held an elected position in his life.....to win.

    So the Democrats will spin it that this is the breakdown of the GOP and a refute of the Tea Party. While the Tea Party and the GOP will say it shows a refute of Obamacare. The problem isn't the spin or the media play. The problem for the Democrats is.....seeing this election that had poll numbers in the double digits for McAuliffe going into the last couple of days. Out spending and can only manage to eek-out a slight victory. Leaves to many other Democrats looking at Obamacare and knowing they are on the Bubble. That Independents, undecided, and the GOP came out to vote for the Republican candidate and almost made the pass. Of course Republicans now know if they would have ran a legitimate contender. They could have won it.

    Now the Christie election does indeed show something.....it was a Landslide. 62% of the Vote. With Christie having 1/3rd of Democrats vote for him. Women Vote for him. Hispanics Vote for him and he even pulled more than the usual with the youth vote. This puts Christie in the front runner position for the 2016 Election for the GOP and presents a real Problem for the Democrats.....mainly due to Obamacare.

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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by ItAin'tFree View Post
    LOL. The Democrats had to fund a third party candidate to get a win. Even then they barely hung on. LOL.
    Moreover, before the Launch of Obamacare McAuliffe was ahead +17.
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    Re: Election night 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Moreover, before the Launch of Obamacare McAuliffe was ahead +17.
    Mornin JM. Yep.....but it seems al lot of those polls were skewered. What should have all those liberals and progressives waking up and taking notice. Was how Independents and the undecided. Brought all of that race down to the wire. Now they may be doing a recount.

    Course I would look into the money areas. That's where McAuliffe should be check out and looked into deeply. McAuliffe would be an Excellent Candidate for Corruption. It just permeates the air all around him.

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