ManateeGag: Paris1127: solid blue state status (aside from the Governor)For Jersey, Christie is a right wing crazy. For other deep red states, he might as well be a Communist.Besides, People were so sick of Corzine, anything was a welcome change.
RubberBandMan: Why has fiscally conservative governor Christie wasted taxpayer dollars for a special election so close to the November elections?
Rwa2play: IOW, you jagoffs prefer getting smoked by at least a 25% margin?
Super Chronic: monoski: Did nobody RTFA?"Booker's 55 percent was the most any candidate's won in an open seat race for U.S. Senate in New Jersey since the 1930 election of Dwight Morrow. It's vanishingly rare for a New Jersey candidate to crack 60 percent statewide; it hadn't been done since 1984, the first re-election of Bill Bradley."Sounds like an ass-kickin to me then combine that with it was a special election with diminished voter turnout and I think it makes a solid statement that the Tea-Party approach is out of favor in NJ (and hopefully falling fast everywhere)Yeah, I just don't really agree. It's also vanishingly rare for a full-blown wingnut to run in a statewide election. This is the state of Thomas Kean and Christie Whitman. Chris Christie is about as far to the right as they get, and even he doesn't openly embrace the Tea Party and is capable of saying nice things about Obama. (Heck, his current commercials show him bragging about his ability to compromise, something I've never heard from Lonegan.)The diminished turnout part, I understand.
HMS_Blinkin: RodneyToady: On a Wednesday night special election? Come on now. If it was on the "normal" election day in November, it would have been a bigger margin.Pretty much this. Plus, the outcome was more or less a foregone conclusion, so the Dems weren't exactly out voting in force.
Giltric: ScaryBottles: 11 points is savage ass kicking no matter how you spin it.In a blue state?Vs a Tea Party guy?Really?Should have been a 40 point win in Blue Jersey.
RodneyToady: On a Wednesday night special election? Come on now. If it was on the "normal" election day in November, it would have been a bigger margin.
ManateeGag: 10 points on a special election day on a Wednesday in October?yeah, I think liberals did just fine.
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