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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Take A Deep Breath

So the media is gushing over the “great victories” the Democrats allegedly had.  This is supposed to be a bellwether for 2006, with bad news in store for the Republicans.  The NY Times calls it “stinging defeats”.

Before everyone faints from glee, a few things need to be pointed out.

  1. Exactly two states elected Democratic governors, New Jersey and Virginia.  In both states, the current governor was a Democrat; in Virginia, he was quite popular as well.  And big surprise, a Democrat won in New Jeresey.

  2. In California, Ahnold was dealt a pretty strong blow, the realignment plan was rejected.  But in Ohio, a similar plan was rejected as well, except unlike California, which is gerrymandered to ensure Democrats win, Ohio is gerrymandered to ensure Republicans win.  It just seems like everyone prefers the status quo.

So what does this mean for the 2006 election?  I have no idea.  And neither does anyone else.  


Not to mention the gay marriage ban. Wasn't it Craville who recently warned Democrats not to make this part of their platform?
Good point. The media really blew this out of proportion.
Best of the Web has a great post about this today.

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