Saturday, November 12, 2005

President Bush, as quoted in today's New York Times: "These baseless attacks send the wrong signal to our troops and to an enemy that is questioning America's will. As our troops fight a ruthless enemy determined to destroy our way of life, they deserve to know that their elected leaders who voted to send them to war continue to stand behind them."
Any chance of the President realizing that criticisms of the war effort represent a lack of confidence in him, not in the troops? Who out there is really naive enough to believe that Democrats are opposed to the troops? President Bush has a right to make the case that the war is being portrayed the wrong way, and on this blog we've been saying that for a while. If the poll numbers showing public dissatisfaction with what's going on in Iraq are unfair, the President should give his side of it. But the suggestion that Democrats are to blame for the war's failure is just pathetic.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


With 83% of the vote counted, Jon Corzine was announced to be the victor in the Garden State gubernatorial race. He currently leads Doug Forrester by a margin of 11 percentage points, 54% to 43%, which is an unexpectedly comfortable win for Democrats.

So what happened? What about property taxes? What about Democratic corruption? Extra-marital affairs? Didn't the GOP have enough to nail this guy? No. The only way to counter a weak Democrat in this state is with a strong Republican.

Forrester was counting on people to be fed up with state government. However, what he found is that swing voters are more disenchanted with federal government, which is run by the GOP. Forrester is going to lose New Jersey by a significantly larger margin than Bush did, which means that this state might be considerably more liberal than we previously thought. Perhaps people who voted for Bush on the national security card voted in favor of their social and economic principles in the governor's race. Unless statistics show that voter turnout was especially low among Republicans and conservative Independents, it's impossible that a small but significant portion of Bush's supporters are also Corzine supporters.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Rising Donkey

52% of likely voters say that they would vote for a Democrat for Congress if the elections were held today compared to 37% for Republicans.

This poll is incredible. While it isn't surprising that the Democrats received a favorable rating, considering the ineffectiveness of the president and his party, the extremely low support for Republican congressional candidates is extraordinary. 37% represents roughly the entire population of registered Republicans. If this poll is accurate, the Democrats are virtually in control of the independent population.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Clinton vs Giuliani

If you've been tuned into the governors race lately, you've probably noticed a trend that is unique but not unheard of in politics: hidden candidates. This happens when both candidates for office are so bad that it's better for them to sit in the background and allow other politicians to conduct the public relations. Al Gore coult have benefitted from it in 2000 and Jon Corzine is probably going to win because of it on Tuesday. Why? Because he has Bill Clinton and Forrester only has Rudy Giuliani. Corzine has Barack Obama and Forrester has George W. Bush.

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