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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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.