All that New Jersey proved is that you can't win if the head of your party and the party establishment actively campaign against you, and support your opponent.
On the brighter side, a conservative is planning to challenge Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a liberal Republican. (Schundler won his district, 56-43, so it shouldn't be a stretch -- the incumbent factor will be more of a problem than the ideology factor).
Hopefully, if we can win this small race, we can build a foundation (brick by brick, piece by piece) for a Schundler victory in 2005.
posted on 11/09/2001 2:57:26 PM PST
Clik, not to be contrary, but Schundler should consider a new line of work. Although it's true that he was conspired against by liberal Republicans, his campaign and debate performances were factors as well. Better to try someone else next time, and let Schundler persue more productive interests. Bob Franks was not my favorite choice either, but being pragmatic, I would have much preferred him to "McGeedy." I'm as conservative as they come, but I will take a moderate Republican over a Democrat any day. And we have to remember where we are; New Jersey is not a hotbed of conservatism. The Virginia race is more puzzling, but I never expected Schundler to win his race.....
posted on 11/09/2001 3:15:03 PM PST
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