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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    CNN is agonizing about how "the media" elevates non-stories to major headlines, without a hint of irony.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    CNN is agonizing about how "the media" elevates non-stories to major headlines, without a hint of irony.
    This is why I think television news is mostly for children. Most of the time, we are treated to discussion from people barely qualified to talk about anything, talk about policy like they know it. Then, it is mostly just them jabbering about each other and how they view policy. It gets irritating. I might as well walk down to my local Hardees and listen to old timers talk about politics. At least it will sound more true-to-life than that.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    I have to say that on Fox it looks like everybody is having a good time. Laughing and joking with each other. That is good to see.

    I don't have other channels so I don't know what is happening there.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So I went to go vote today in this little town I just moved in. There was only one choice for mayor so...I put my name in. Under city council there were 5 choices, and six choices needed. I selected all 5 and then wrote in Mayor McCheese. (crosses fingers)

    Anyways Conway sadly, predictably lost but KY is also incredibly polarized right now. I think this elections biggest surprise to me is the restraint that people had when voting. The "extreme" tea party republicans didn't get it. The "mama grizzlies" thank God didn't get it, and the establishment Republican that went independent in Alaska won by write in. If anything as a Democrat I need to thank the extreme tea party. If not for them fading things up, the GOP's candidates might have actually have won and we would have gone from getting nothing done slowly, to getting nothing done fast. Thank you Dick Armey!
    If anyones arrow is pointing up right now, it is the so called "exteme" team party republicans.

    I was told 2 years ago my positions are not electable. Kentucky voters just elected someone that shares my values by double digit percentage.

    the media fear campagin about my extreme views will keep getting less and less effective as people see the truth.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Meh, my new governor is crappy but his opponent was the same.
    This was a disappointing election.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Michael Bennett appears to be making a strong comeback in Colorado. I really think he may have a chance after all.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    FiveThirtyEight is speculating about why the polls incorrectly predicted an Angle victory in Nevada:

    Mr. Reid is a candidate for whom one votes grudgingly -- because his opponent is unacceptable to you, or because Nevada makes it easy to vote early on the way home from your shopping trip, or because his campaign had the money to microtarget you, or because you're a Democrat, and you vote for Democrats. He's not someone you'll necessary be happy about voting for. He's certainly not someone you'll be excited to vote for.

    Polls with low response rates will sometimes miss voters like these -- their lack of enthusiasm may be mistaken for disinterest, or they may not pick up the phone in the first place.
    Makes sense to me.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    If anyones arrow is pointing up right now, it is the so called "exteme" team party republicans.

    I was told 2 years ago my positions are not electable. Kentucky voters just elected someone that shares my values by double digit percentage.

    the media fear campagin about my extreme views will keep getting less and less effective as people see the truth.
    Living in Kentucky I can tell you why people here voted for Rand, and it isn't because he is different. Also compared to the most extreme that just lost, Rand is borderline mainstream. Just look at Nevada, Delaware and Alaska and I will guarantee you that Republicans would own both the senate and house if not for those extreme canidate. With KY nothing changed. Kentuckians are great people but politically dumber than a box of ****. Just look at the guy Rand is replacing, and Mitch McConnell. Rand Paul had everything working against him and Conway had everything going for him and that still didn't matter.

    Also I thought CNN had decent coverage. I enjoyed them talkign about Prop 19 but sadface when found out it didn't pass.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Michael Bennett appears to be making a strong comeback in Colorado. I really think he may have a chance after all.
    now mistakes are made the other way. They have Bennett with a 70% lead in San Miguel, which won't stand up.

    I was hoping to stay awake to confirm my initial hunch, but this is hours from being decided.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    now mistakes are made the other way. They have Bennett with a 70% lead in San Miguel, which won't stand up.

    I was hoping to stay awake to confirm my initial hunch, but this is hours from being decided.
    But there's hardly any votes in San Miguel so it doesn't really matter.

    Many of the precincts that haven't reported are from heavily-Democratic areas of Boulder and Denver. If Bennett doesn't trail too badly elsewhere (and it looks like he may be keeping it close), those votes could very possibly put him over the top.
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