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Thoughts On Recent Elections - TB 2 IBO - 2009-11-04

Some thoughts on the recent elections in Virginia, New Jersey and New York.

Is the GOP back? I absolutely think not. I really do not think this was the GOP in the elections. Regardless of the "affiliation" each candidate had, what was represented was more the conservative views of most Americans.

Is this a referendum on Obama? Outside of the local issues in each of these elections, it was a referendum. Not necessarily on Obama, but rather the policies his party is espousing. I believe, it is more against Pelosi and Reid and the congress' crazy spending and health care reform bills. (1990 pages...eek)

I believe this is showing the GOP that moderates, such as Scozzafava (my opinion is she was more left than the Democrat running), are not the way to be elected. Playing middle of the road will not help the GOP in many of the views of Americans.

This may be the beginning of a true third party. As shown in NY, the conservative candidate, put on a good bid to win. Not too bad for only showing up 30 days ago.

Bottom line is that people in America want jobs before nearly anything else. Most of the winners ran on that premise and won.


Re: Thoughts On Recent Elections - Dwight David - 2009-11-05

Agree with you TB 2 IBO. Also a lot of the exit polls showed that Health Care and Cap & Trade were way down the list of importance to the voters. If nothing else, some of the Blue Dog Dems sitting on the fence will think twice on how they vote if they want to get re-elected.


Re: Thoughts On Recent Elections - Deb - 2009-11-05

TB 2 IBO Wrote:Bottom line is that people in America want jobs before nearly anything else. Most of the winners ran on that premise and won.


Speaking as someone from the state with the HIGHEST rate of unemployment (and it's grossly underreported, IMO) - having jobs fixes a LOT of the problems people are facing right now. And people are basically smart - they know that throwing a lot of money at a problem might provide temporary relief - but until you fix the underlying problem...it's not going to go away :banghead: I think the Dems are going to feel the wrath of "middle America" at some point.....


Re: Thoughts On Recent Elections - TB 2 IBO - 2009-11-05

Probably in 2010. Much like the same that happened to Clinton in 94.


RE: Thoughts On Recent Elections - tofayel - 2012-03-17

Next term Obama would not be president. He was not successful as president.