November 04, 2009
I mean, a good number of these people in Virginia had to have voted for Pres Obama and then now voted for the Republican governor. That does not make sense.
I don't get it.
I think Krauthammer makes a good point about the 2008 election:
I just don't understand voting on charisma, period. Vote your principles.
It tells you that '08 was a charisma election, a one-shot deal, and all this talk about realignment, about a new era, of the death of Republicanism or conservatism is utter nonsense.
It was an unusual election last year. All the stars were aligned Democratic, charismatic candidate. Still only a seven point victory. The return to the norm is happening now, and we're going to see it tomorrow night.
Ah, and therein lies the rub. I daresay the people who were expecting Obama to pay their mortgage & gas up their car as well as those as recently as a few weeks ago who were waiting on their "Obama money" either 1) voted their principles (gimme, gimme, gimme b/c I'm entitled) or 2) don't have principles.
Either way, this will go down in the history books as the example of "elections have consequences." I just hope that we can stop the mess before our kids also have to point to our pre-'08 life in the States and say, "this is how the United States was before it went to hell in a handbasket."
Posted by: Guard Wife at November 04, 2009 08:49 AM (p4/8e)
I think a lot of voter decisions work as follows: If I'm happy with the way things are going, I vote for the incumbent. If I'm not, I vote to throw him out.
Posted by: david foster at November 04, 2009 09:20 AM (uWlpq)
Posted by: Sarah at November 04, 2009 10:05 AM (gWUle)
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