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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Election Night Special.

I'm neither blissed out nor displeased with the election results. Getting cranked one way or the other is a bad idea generally, and an even worse one with a volatile electorate and another election less than two years away.

Still, I was following some national races with interest (the state/local ones were less compelling for whatever reason), and generally speaking the candidates I was rooting for pulled it out: Marco Rubio, Allen West, Dan Webster, Sean Duffy, and Chip Craavack. The last was especially satisfying, as it resulted in the ouster of the faux-life Jim Oberstar, who deserves a lot more of the blame for the failure of the Stupak amendment than poor Bart Stupak.

But, overall, not particularly giddy--both parties have a lot of work to do to get us out of this mess, and the old bumpersticker sloganeering of the past isn't going to cut it.

2 comments:

  1. I was hoping to see Dingell get his retirement notice.

    Not that he's the worst of the lot, by far -- I have a lot of respect for that likeable old fox.

    But still.

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  2. My vote for Rubio was one of the few in recent years that was cast with no reservation. Along with the one I cast every two years for Debbie Wasserman Schultz's windmill tilting opponent.

    Terry

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