I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once…

...is actually a better candidate because they have the experience of losing. Failure tends to be a rough but solid teacher, but you need to have a student willing to learn from those lessons. If Martha Coakley was the type, she could learn from her loss and come back stronger. I don't know if she … Continue reading I have always been of the opinion that a candidate that has lost once…

Q: Why is NY-23 and Doug Hoffman still a target?

A: and no it's not because they are preparing the ground for 2010, it is because Hoffman is the PALIN candidate. Once Palin endorsed Hoffman the race changed, it changed what republicans did and what democrats did. Once the election turned out poorly for us Suddenly it was THE race of the night as far … Continue reading Q: Why is NY-23 and Doug Hoffman still a target?

Is NY-23 still in play?

On election night I wrote this: I think Hoffman’s concession is premature but that’s his decision to make not mine. Now it looks like I might have been righter than I thought: Now a recanvassing in the 11-county district shows that Owens’ lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes over Hoffman, 66,698 to 63,672, according to … Continue reading Is NY-23 still in play?

Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways

In case my conservative friends still haven't gotten it let me say one more time. I dislike this healthcare bill and believe it should be defeated. But lets look at something interesting: One month ago it looked like Dede the angrysmug would be elected to congress. She would be the one republican vote for this … Continue reading Ny-23 the Healthcare Vote and God’s Mysterious ways

Q: Why is Bill Owens so compatible with the Obama Administration?

A: Because it took him less that 1 hour in congress to break 4 campaign promises. No wonder Dede the angry smugly satisfied endorsed him. Moe Lane is not surprised and Katty Kay apparently knew what she was talking about. No offense voters of Ny-23 but as always you get the government you deserve. Vote … Continue reading Q: Why is Bill Owens so compatible with the Obama Administration?

Well MSNBC will do some crowing tomorrow…

...and that's ok. I think Hoffman's concession is premature but that's his decision to make not mine. There are times you are going to win and times you don't and if this turns out to be a time we don't then so be it. As I've already said, it was MUCH more important to have … Continue reading Well MSNBC will do some crowing tomorrow…

Who is responsible for NY-23?

There are several people who the results in NY-23 can be directly traced to. When the history of this election is written it is they who will be responsible. 1. Barack Obama and his political team: They saw that he won NY-23 by 52% and saw a no lose situation. He appointed the Republican John … Continue reading Who is responsible for NY-23?

Morning Joe: Tim Pawlenty… Update Haley Barbour

is being questioned on what a good republican is. They seem to ask him why he bucked the party to support Hoffman, but nobody will mention that is was because...Sarah Palin did it first and he didn't want to be left behind. They are making him look pretty bad, they are pounding him on what … Continue reading Morning Joe: Tim Pawlenty… Update Haley Barbour

Memories of 94…

...are mentioned on Morning Joe and Documented at Red State: Joe Scarborough tells me and the record of newspapers and television transcripts from the time confirms that Scarborough rarely talked about abortion, but editorialists across the country did. Scarborough was all about taxes, regulation, and small business. Of course, on October 6, 1994, Roll Call … Continue reading Memories of 94…

Q: How is Sarah Palin more effective than Joe Biden?

A: Biden speaks to a "whopping crowd" of media but can't draw a crowd. Palin is able to answer him via facebook to millions from her keyboard. The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, … Continue reading Q: How is Sarah Palin more effective than Joe Biden?

Was the fix in?

You know something, vendetta not withstanding Dede's endorsement/conversion of the Democratic side and the quick relationship between the White house and Scozzafava? I mean this lady was the republican WHIP in the house? You would think that she would have some attachment to the party. It's one thing to quietly support the other guy out … Continue reading Was the fix in?

I’ll conceede one point to Dede and Owens…

...their attempt to focus the race now on local issues is wise and important and their last hope, Doug Hoffman is a good candidate and will likely serve Ny-23 well but the primary duty of an elected representative is to well represent the interests of his district. I have no doubt that Doug will be … Continue reading I’ll conceede one point to Dede and Owens…

Chuck Todd sees the PPP polls showing republican wins…

...so of course he pooh poohs them on Morning Joe. Hotair is Cautious too but cautiously optimistic: And he adds a fourth caveat to PPP’s blowout forecast: If Scozzafava thought that her supporters would defect to Hoffman after she withdrew, she wouldn’t have withdrawn, would she? She’d have stuck around for two more days until … Continue reading Chuck Todd sees the PPP polls showing republican wins…

Somewhere on Youtube is Joe’s speech…

...that took place around 6:47 a.m. EST and it's one of the funniest things I've seen in a while, mocking the MSM predictions that the Election of Obama has changed the country. Now the Dede the angry has decided to go democrat: (Someone should ask Susan Collins if she is glad she campaigned for her … Continue reading Somewhere on Youtube is Joe’s speech…

Dear NRCC…

You owe us $900,000. Signed Republican contributes. Vote Hoffman! P. S. Without a doubt defeating her as a republican is the single most important outcome of this race. Even if the election is lost on Tuesday we have won big but the party doesn't get it. Update: Eric Erickson is playing Red Queen and he … Continue reading Dear NRCC…

Q: How can you tell it’s Halloween?

A: The democrats have decided that Doug Hoffman is scary. There is a method to this madness. Hoffman has not won the election yet. Expect a full-out media blitz by the Democrats in the last three days of the campaign to portray Hoffman as the reincarnation of Timothy McVeigh. And of course now that Newt … Continue reading Q: How can you tell it’s Halloween?

Scozzafava pulls out! Biden to Ny-23 Palin & McCain in catbird seat

I was in the middle of writing a birthday post for my late father when I got a call from a friend in PA who told me to turn on the TV and that Scozzafava had pulled out of the race in NY-23. This doesn't guarantee victory for Hoffman (that's WHY you have the election) … Continue reading Scozzafava pulls out! Biden to Ny-23 Palin & McCain in catbird seat

NY-23 …on the other hand

Commentator BSR defends Mike Huckabee non-endorsement of Hoffman in comments and links to this post. It is worth quoting: If Huckabee agrees so much with Hoffman, the conservative bloggers wail, why doesn't he officially endorse him? I answer that question with a question of my own. Would these same bloggers be asking that question if … Continue reading NY-23 …on the other hand

Q: How do we know the Race is Ny-23 is won?

A: Gay Patriot has endorsed: That all changed upon learning from the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund that Scozzafava was “the most liberal member of the GOP caucus in the state legislature, scoring a 15% rating on the Conservative Party’s scorecard.” And she’s not just liberal on state issues, she is also liberal on national … Continue reading Q: How do we know the Race is Ny-23 is won?

The home stretch in NY-23

Some of us like to eat, sleep and spend time with their families but for those who have other interests there is so much news at NY-23 that it's hard to keep up: There were a lot of people who doubted the polls that showed Hoffman up, well Begala apparently doesn't: This first anniversary is … Continue reading The home stretch in NY-23