Skip to comments.AP: CONRAD BURNS CONCEDES SENATE RACE IN MONT. TO DEMOCRAT JOHN TESTER!
Posted on 11/09/2006 9:56:09 AM PST by areafiftyone
AP: Conrad Burns concedes Senate race in Mont. to Democrat John Tester
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It turned out, however, they projected it correctly, based on data they were seeing and we weren't. It's likely the same has been done with the absentee ballots in MT.
Buck up. We survived Carter....we'll get through this, as well.
Yes, they were... Nothing like Dems in power to get the anti-government sentiment up.
BTW, Fitzcarraldo is a great film.
I just don't want to end up with Joe Lieberman sitting on the Supereme Court, that would be tragic.
[[Real sucky day and week so far. But we have to keep our chins up and go on. Looking forward to 2008 now. Now we can sit back and watch the Dems screw up!]]
While I share your forward looking and positive approach, reading the dour posts of 'some' in here, they are ready to fold up their tents and retreat.
The dems can no longer simply say no and obstruct, and I think they will overplay their hand and try to push a far left agenda. If they do, there will be a backlash in 2008.
Class act. Republicans are the adults in the political system.
Sorry. I've ending my depression period and am moving into my anger period. I couldn't pick out the GOP clown that ran for governor here in Arizona if he was standing in a crowd of one. I'm not one of those Americans who surrender without a fight. Losing has become an America tradition again like it was in the 60s.
The absentee ballots in at least Yellowstone County, Montana were counted FIRST, not last. While there may be a handful of late military absentee ballots trickling in, most absentee ballots are likely counted. All that should be left are provisional ballots and those few military absentees.
This race is over.
Ha! Don't worry about Lieberman. First, he'd never get nominated by Bush. Second, the Dems wouldn't let him accept it, since a GOP govenor in CT would appoint a Republican senator in the interim.
Thats the dems problem lately. They allways overplay their hand.
And their base is going to be pushing them every day to overplay it again.
Heck, all of my stages of grief (for lack of a better term) usually run together after an election. I'm still depressed. I'm still pissed (as you can readily see in the blogpage I've linked to in my tagline). Soon, though, we've got to let it all go and look forward to 2008. We have to get clean, qualified candidates who will be willing to put it all on the line and take the Dems on. We can't do that if we let this disappointment linger forever.
"WIMPY GOP wimps out again!"
It isn't wimpy. It is accepting reality. Everyone on here with any sense has know this race was over for over a day. We don't need him pulling an Al Gore. Were he to have any chance of winning or were there some major irregularities i'd be all over him challengeing but this race isn't in play. Remember that 3000 votes in a state the size of Montana is tough to overcome. I admire Burns for doing the class thing.
there is no "dignity and class" in accepting voter fraud. just weakness and stupidity. I am not saying there was any in MT, but there was in VA for sure - and we caved there.
with the current system we have, we can't win a close statewide election. if we don't win by enough of a margin to stop the last minute "push" of Dem votes, then we lose. and if we don't challenge that system - somewhere, sometime - then that becomes a de-facto part of every election that our candidate has to overcome, to win.
That's why I'm over my disappointment. I laugh when people stand around saying we shouldn't point fingers and try to lay blame. We should figure out what went wrong and fix the problem. Well, I think pointing fingers and laying blame would be a part of that process. The problem I see with the GOP coming back within the next 20 years is that, I see very few, if any, GOP leaders out there. The GOP is switching gears back into their submissive mode and will view Nancy Pelosi and Dingy Harry Reid as their leaders.
There are not 21 thousand military votes out still. That is an internet legend. If there were Burns would not have conceded!
Where are all the voter intimidation, and faulty diebold machine stories for this election?
Exactly. Conceding also doesn't change anything. If they suddenly find a few thousand extra votes for Burns, he wins. In the very unlikely event that happens, Burns would serve the next term, and Tester could not cry that Burns has already conceded and try to get sworn in even though Burns was certified as wining the race. Refusing to concede at this point just makes you look like Al Gore.
And yes, weird things do happen. About a decade ago in San Antonio, a judicial race was reversed when the votes were canvassed a week after the election. Either two precincts had not been added to the totals, or they had been added twice, and the error was not discovered for a week. The original "winner" had received a concession, and was on a cruise ship, when he got the word that he didn't win after all.
Ehrlich really hurt. I live in MD and we went
from Glendinning(D) speniding to oblivion to
balance budget and deficit.
Exit pols said he was too close to BUSH
and we get OMALLEY.
at least we are not whining about hanging chads, and retracting concession speeches. Time to lock, and reload for 2008.
This time we better make sure the moderates and the Independents are included and are a part of our new agenda. We cannot win without them. They sent a message to us this time - and it was "Don't ignore us". We thought we could win with just Republicans ONLY - the Democrats found that out when they realized in 2000 and 2004 they could not win ONLY with the Democrat vote. The moderates and Indpendents in 2000 and 2004 voted Republican most. This time they appealed to the moderates and Independents and it worked for them. If we think we can ignore the moderates and independents we will lose in 2008 again as well. The Christian right has to understand this or they will fail again!
Bush did it? I don't think so. I think it was the group of Congressional leaders that took over after the leaders of that '94 election left.
It WAS called yesterday.
I hope I am too!
Years from now, the grandchildren of current Freepers will still be reciting this myth.
Why can't Levin's group file suit to have the military votes counted?
Admit it. Being miserable makes you happy.
I'm with you. I'm only a couple of exits down I-70W from you. Feelin' kinda lonely out here in Bartlett country. I wonder who'll replace him when he's through. He's in his 80s now, I believe.
A lot of people who are saying that Mitt Romney is the wave of the future might want to look at the last two governor races in the red state of Arizona when Salmon and Munsil took on Napolitano. There are a lot of anti-religious bigots in this country. Just ask Matt and Len. Once the voters are told of Romney's religious preference, he's toast. It will be exploited by the religion (except for Islam) haters in the MSM.
Maybe that's the total for the entire nation. It's obviously not the total for Montana -- the entire state population is less than a million; obviously, the number of people in the military, and serving overseas, and who voted, and whose votes haven't come in and been counted yet is not over two percent of the entire number of warm bodies.
Anybody who actually thinks for a moment instead of parroting something they (mis)heard knows that this figure is ridiculous.
I am in Barlet countty. Want to do Duck Hunting?
"Can I get me a huntin' license here.....?"
If you're into fishing......that's another story.
I was referring to Bartlets opponent.
At leat we won that seat.
I bet he is gonna go on a bender to end all benders now
I'm relatively new to the Western part of MD, having grown up in Harford Co. I guess they're a political family?
Burns should have never run for reelection in the first place. If Denny Rehberg were the nominee, Tester would not have come close to winning the race.
Today while driving down the highway in my big pickup truck with my BURNS bumper sticker on the back, minding my own business, a little economy car zipped past me going way over the speed limit, honked a few times and everyone in the car flipped me the bird. Two yound adult males and an old guy in the back seat with some kind of French beret on.
I was at a loss as to why anyone would flip me off until I saw the Jon Tester bumper sticker on their foreign import. A good sampling of Tester's constiuents, I think.
There is something so MEAN about the dems...they are despicable.....and I feel like fighting, too. :)
The guy in the backseat with the French beret sounds like it might have been Tester.
haha ...naw, I don't think so. Tester was interviewed by some info chick on the radio and he was at the barber. She asked him if he was going to get rid of the flat top hair cut now that he got elected. He said he was going to go for a more "senatorial style" haircut now. Not his exact words but close.
There are not 21K military votes yet to be counted. It's over. That was just a misreading that somehow spread around this forum as truth. If you think about it, it's an extremely high figure for such a small state.
It will take 4 to 6 years because we need to move out all the dinosaurs in the Republican party leadership from the locals all the way up to the national leadership...