Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Idaho Greets Chairman Dean

According to Adam's Blog, a new conservative political outlet, Howard Dean toured several Western states and made some statements that have provided for interesting commentary from liberal and conservative bloggers alike.

The best quote was an earnest declaration from the Democratic chairman in Idaho, a state which favored Bush over Kerry by 38% : "People say, 'Why'd you come here? This is a Republican state,' but they're wrong." Maybe Mr. Dean should examine the 2004 elections in Idaho more closely, where not only Massachussets liberals lose handily, but so do conservative democrats. In the congressional races, Republican Representative Mike Smith must have felt like a chump when he won only 70% of the vote, compared to his fellow Republican Senator Michael Crapo, who won 99.2% of the electorate. The Democrat was a write-in candidate.

Those types of majorities are reminiscent of Sadam Hussein's "elections" in Iraq, where he won 100% of the vote. Idaho is similar to the former Iraq in that it is a one party system that can only be penetrated by a bloody war.

At Mydd, there is a list of comments made by Dean in different states, including Montana and Utah.

At MasteroftheComputer, there is an extremely insightful description of the Abortion issue that faces the Democratic Party in states such as the above.

2 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

"Those types of majorities are reminiscent of Sadam Hussein's "elections" in Iraq, where he won 100% of the vote. Idaho is similar to the former Iraq in that it is a one party system that can only be penetrated by a bloody war." Do you really mean what your wrote? Not even close to being reminiscent of Sadam Hussein's "elections" in Iraq. The people in Idaho are free to put up as many candidates as they wish without penalty of death. Just as the people in Washington D.C., who have a similar voting pattern for Democrats.

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Jack said...

Enlighten, I'm not suggesting that Idaho is a dictatorship. My point was that the opposition to Crapo's candidacy was not much bigger than the opposition (meaning votes, not opinions) to Sadam. You are right, D.C is similar.

 

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