Yes, apparently, I’m ‘nuts’. It must be that I’m not ‘nuanced’ enough to get the idea that a GOP win is a win for the people in the GOP who are fighting to win the country back. We LOST tonight. At least my team lost tonight. Yours might have won, but my team’s hopes of fixing what’s wrong with the GOP lost in a bad way.
So having a liberal like Scozzofava would have been a win?
Having 171 Republicans instead of 170 in the house is a victory? How was having Scozzofava in the house a win for the party? What would have happened with her that won’t happen now?
She wasn’t winning anyway. She was down by 5 in the last poll before Palin endorsed and by 15 before she dropped out. As we saw tonight, all the polls understated Owens’s support. So she would have lost anyway, likely by a larger margin than Hoffman. Owens was winning regardless.
This was a win because it rallied conservatives and showed them that they can make adifference and get the right candidates which will play out in 2010 and beyond.
It was always a longshot to have a guy jump n at the last minute. Now he’s a known quantity and if he campaigns as the actual nominee for the usual period instead of as the 3rd party guy for a few weeks he should do much better.
Tonight was a huge win for the GOP. The dems lost big in 2 Obama states including NJ. A state Obama personally went to and tied himself to Corzine.
If Hoffman and McDonnell had won but so did Corzine that would have been much better for the dems than what happened.
Health care has a much lesser chance of passing tonight than it did last night and that’s a huge victory for the GOP.
I think our team's hopes of fixing what's wrong with the GOP is NOT a loss!!
We are not going away & we WILL take our party back. The big losers will be the RNC if they don't wake up.
Our fight is just beginning & we are not going to sit quietly & let them run a fiasco election like this again!!
wow...you are really listening to the devil in your mind there...two governors races won by voters across the whole of those states and we lost? Get real please.
Oh, I don't agree at all. The GOP candidate faltered badly, because she was just too liberal for that district. The National GOP didn't pick her, but they went along, because they've been laboring under the false notion that conservatives didn't stand a chance in the Northeast. Hoffman made an excellent showing, and it proves that with a bit more effort on the part of the GOP, a conservative COULD pull out a win.