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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, they only show who people voted for.
    The polls did show that people thought this country was on the wrong track by a vast margin, and with Reid and Obama running the train there the ones who get the blame. Reid I think is known more than people think, I mean at each of these news conferences that I saw, his name was at least brought up a handful of times.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    You honestly think the way the polls were showing that even if they showed up, it of made a difference?
    Well if he was the one who convinced em to show, i'm guessing they'd vote for his party.

    As if winning an election with 10% turnout bestows some kind of immense legitimacy. If anything it makes it seem like democracy has failed.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    To add to the ever expanding list of threads about yesterday's elections, I was watching MSNBC last night (what can I say? It's fun watching Chris Matthews on a night like that) and one of the commentators said that Harry Reid's leadership in the Senate actually hurt Dems running for office by not even letting legislation he didn't like come to a vote, no Democrat could really show their independence from Obama and/or the Democrat party. I thought that made some sense.

    Do you agree that Reid did more damage to his party than good.

    Give me a sec to attach the poll.
    Reid was only a minor problem for Dems, IMHO. BHO's lack of leadership compelled Reid to focus on protecting his slim Senate majority. That led him to essentially close the Senate so his vulnerable colleagues would not have to take tough votes. That delayed, but could not prevent last night's reckoning.
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Well if he was the one who convinced em to show, i'm guessing they'd vote for his party.

    As if winning an election with 10% turnout bestows some kind of immense legitimacy. If anything it makes it seem like democracy has failed.
    I heard the turnout was a third... from the president. Which historically it's been between 30-40% during the midterms. But in some states they actually had record turnout. Wisconsin was one. Largest turnout for a midterm election in fifty years. Wisconsin Governor Walker holds seat amid record high voter turnout

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    The polls did show that people thought this country was on the wrong track by a vast margin, and with Reid and Obama running the train there the ones who get the blame. Reid I think is known more than people think, I mean at each of these news conferences that I saw, his name was at least brought up a handful of times.
    So the polls did not mention Reid? Then everything you are saying is assumption, and not a particularly good assumption. I do not think you will find the average voter spends alot of time watching what the senate majority leader does.
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So the polls did not mention Reid? Then everything you are saying is assumption, and not a particularly good assumption. I do not think you will find the average voter spends alot of time watching what the senate majority leader does.
    You know how much money was spent on ads this year? You really think they weren't bombarded with the names of Reid and Obama incessantly?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    You know how much money was spent on ads this year? You really think they weren't bombarded with the names of Reid and Obama incessantly?
    I do not know how effective those adds where. Remember, democrats spent insane amounts of money too...how effective was that?
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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not know how effective those adds where. Remember, democrats spent insane amounts of money too...how effective was that?
    Not arguing about the effectiveness but in recognition of the names (which is where ads can really work in my opinion). Hell, I see McDonald's ads so much, I go to sleep humming the tune. Don't mean I'm running out to grab a Big Mac. Ultimately, people were tired with a Democrat run government and you can't hide the fact that Reid is a big part of that. Hell, Roberts used the name 20 times in one of his debates with Orman. It was the same way back in 2010 with everyone using Pelosi's name.

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Not enough to make a difference. Too much voter apathy this year.

    Like most midterms, this was the time for cranky old white Americans to show that they don't like that uppity Obama or the taste of their Metamucil.
    "cranky old white people"? Racist much?

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    Re: Did Harry Reid Hurt the Democrats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I heard the turnout was a third... from the president. Which historically it's been between 30-40% during the midterms. But in some states they actually had record turnout. Wisconsin was one. Largest turnout for a midterm election in fifty years. Wisconsin Governor Walker holds seat amid record high voter turnout
    Well then which is 10% usually, the primaries?

    Still, 1/3 is quite lousy

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