Skip to comments.Tuesday's Elections and the Democratic Agenda
Posted on 10/28/2009 8:32:37 PM PDT by freespirited
Democratic enthusiasm for President Barack Obama's liberal domestic agendaparticularly for a government-run health insurance programcould wane after the results of the gubernatorial elections next Tuesday in Virginia and New Jersey. GOP victories in either state will tell Democrats in red states and districts that support for Obama's policies is risky to their political health.
The more significant is the open race for governor in Virginia, a purple state. The Washington Post poll released Monday showed 55% support for Republican Attorney General Bob McDonnell and 44% for Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds. The president is trying to reverse these numbers by stumping the state for Mr. Deeds.
Mr. McDonnell has relentlessly focused on the economy, transportation and education. Mr. Deeds tried to make the race about abortion and his opponent's supposed animus toward working women. But Mr. McDonnell understood that anti-Obama, anti-Washington sentiment was not enough to win and bent the contest back to jobs, roads and schools. He also has a good ground game to turn out the vote, which the GOP hasn't done for too many years in Virginia.
If Republicans also win the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general by five points or more, it will strengthen the case of those predicting a GOP "wave" in 2010. ...
A year ago, Democrats crowed that Mr. Obama had reshaped the political landscape to their advantage. Voters have lived under Democratic rule for nine months, and many of them, especially independents, don't like what they're seeing.
Tuesday's election will provide the most tangible evidence so far of how strong a backlash is buildingand just how frightened centrist Democrats should be of 2010. For Republicans, it looks as if hope and change are on the way.
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Thank you for posting this.
This looks like a job for ACORN!
By the way, how did Obama do on the course today? Has he got that new putter working for him yet?
It pretty much shows no one in our government gives a hoot about the country. What they do care about is how much they can con the voter and that’s on both sides.
Rove is a legend in his own mind. He helped the GOP lose control of Congress and almost lost the 2004 race for Bush. Rove has called his fellow Reps who opposed amnesty as nativists and bigots.
Rove is dangerous for the future of the GOP. He lacks principle and is part of the Newt Gingrich school of Republicanism. He should be ignored.
Shocked the PA judge race is on anybodies radar. Tired of the adds that tell me nothing already.
Good information on how Scuzzy was selected to run by the party bosses and not by the people.
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