Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Thanks, I needed that.

Steve M. offers a little perspective before we start sifting the election entrails for omens...

* A Republican might win by an eyelash in the gubernatorial race in New Jersey -- a state that's had Republican governors for 16 of the past 28 years.

* In Virginia, a Republican will almost certainly win the governor's race -- which means that the Virginia governor will be of the party opposite that of the president who was just elected ... just like the last eight governors of Virginia, each of whom was elected a year after a presidential election and none of whom was of the president's party.

* A Democrat is probably going to lose in New York's 23rd congressional district -- a district that's changed shape over the years, but has mostly not sent a Democrat to Congress since the 19th century.

File it all under "Big whoop."

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Blogger Jay said...

I'm still hoping for change....mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmm

6:44 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

And Obama is still president, not to mention still popular. Democrats still control both house of Congress. And locally it was a pretty good night.

11:17 PM  
Blogger N in Seattle said...

Re: New Jersey...

It's actually even more of a no-big-whoop than you note. Much like Virginia, New Jersey has elected a Governor not of the President's party for the last six election cycles -- Florio (D) in 1989, Whitman (R) in 1993 and 1997, McGreevey (D) in 2001, Corzine (D) in 2005, Christie (R) in 2009.

7:32 AM  

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