Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In other words…

…you have to win where the people are. Doug Sutherland, on his belated concession to new Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark…
“At this juncture, the people of King County have spoken,” Sutherland said. “As a rule of thumb for Republicans, you do well in the rest of the state and do at least 40 percent in King County and you can win. It’s been that way for the last couple of decades and it’s just getting worse.”
It's true he fell a hair short of 40% in King County, but he had problems elsewhere, too. Goldmark not only won where the people are, he did pretty well over in Jefferson County (where the trees are) up north and back home in Okanogan, where folks know him best and where Sutherland lost a county where Dino Rossi got over 60%.

But, yeah, if you can't get 40% in the county where over a quarter of the votes are cast, you're probably in trouble.

And if Doug Sutherland thinks it's "just getting worse," well, then, it's getting better all the time.

Hat tip to Goldy.

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