Skip to comments.Final count in Senate is 55 Dems, 45 Repubs (net gain of 2 for dems?)
Posted on 11/10/2012 5:22:01 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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We ran some subpar Senate candidates yet again. Not a shock Brown lost in far left Mass, but it’s clear we need to do a better job of nominating Senate candidates. Akin was a joke and everyone that continued backing him instead of urging him to get out did us a big disservice. Mourdock turned out to be a poor candidate and once he began pontificating on the rape/abortion issue it was all over. He should have just shut up, but bad candidates do dumb things. Retread Allen still had the “macaca” Washington Post smear weighing him down. McMahon is a stupid, laughable candidate in Conn. Just poor candidates elsewhere too.
All a candidate has to say is my campaign and this election is not about rape, abortion, contraception or god. Next question.
We should have never lost ND, Missouri or Ind.
Yes, it was worth it to get rid of Lugar.
What is Lautenberg-100years old?
That is why we need to let the Democrats raise taxes, to make the People actually FEEL the spending.
The Senate result is an even bigger catastrophe than the loss of the Presidency. The Senate can block nominations, but the GOP won’t do this through a filibuster. Too many Rats and a lack of courage in McConnell. With a majority they would have had the moral authority to block any radical judicial appointments. After 2010, it should have been a no brainer to pick up Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri and Montana and to hold Indiana. The 2014 Dem group isn’t nearly as vulnerable as it was in 2012. This was a lost opportunity that will resonate for another 4 to 6 years.
The RNC raised record amounts of money this year--enough for every senate candidate to have his own trust fund going into the fall campaign. Where did the money go and why did it make no dent in the electorate?
Because the mindset of Boehner and Co. is a reincarnation of Bob Michel--"Hey, let the democrats do all the heavy lifting. We in the minority get paid just as much, and get a lot more time in at the country club."
This was not the fault of Romney the candidate. It is the failure of the RNC, asleep at the switch, to realize that the 'rats had been in full tilt campaign mode since 2008, while they had all been basking in the sun in Cancun, working on their tans until about eleven months ago.
We weren’t going to defend the ground, because we were pretty certain to lose Maine, which we really didn’t have anyway. And it’s hard to be surprised that democrats won back the Mass. Senate Seat.
But it’ amazing that we lost Indiana? Richard Lugar’s old seat?
And North Dakota, Missouri, and Montana should have been easy pickups.
If Kerry is made SOS there will be a special election in Mass & Brown will run for that seat next year. Without Obama on the ticket Brown might get that seat back.
Good point. And an object lesson in the hazards of trying to twist religion into politics. If these two well meaning but ill-advised guys had just played it straight they might well have won--with major consequences we shall discern down the road when Congress starts attacking America again.
Just imagine what the current crop of bums and vagrants and whores and scoundrels would do if given the power to write a New Constitution de novo. Makes my skin crawl.
Romney has a pretty good track record of losing states he should have won. He actually lost Michigan in the primaries.
“This was not the fault of Romney the candidate.”
Like I said, pointing fingers everywhere but at Romney. Making excuses for Romney’s poor performance.
“Our candidate could have been Ronald Reagan at his best”
John McCain, after a collapsing stock market, 8 years under Bush, still managed to attract more voters than Mitt Romney, despite FAR more favourable conditions for Romney. Why?
Because (as hard as it is to believe), McCain was the superior candidate. As terrible as McCain was - Romney was worse.
The democRats set a trap for them and they both fell for it, Murdock fell for it AFTER the whole Akin debacle - which is even more mind blowing.
If they were Tea Party candidates, they should have stuck with the basic montra - “Taxed Enough Already”
I fail to understand how a “true conservative” would prefer Obama over Romney.
Akin was definitely NOT the tea party candidate. Palin and tea party express endorsed, Sarah Steelman was, and Brunner had a bit of tea party support, but not Akin.
I had thought he was the Tea Party candidate.
Missouri, a bastion of the tea-party movement, has been shifting right in recent elections. The Tea Party Express and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in the GOP primary. Self-financing businessman John Brunner had the backing of FreedomWorks, a national tea party umbrella group.
I fail to understand how a vote for Cruz + Goode is considered a vote for Obama. Had everyone who voted for Romney voted for Goode - Goode would have won.
That statement was total blasphemy.
In fact, it could be argued that both idiotic statements contributed to the defeat at the top much more so than the other way around.
I agree with you. But there are extreme Calvinists who would argue that it was predestined. Thus, the revulsion of voters to such a suggestion.
I'm no fan of John Calvin. Martin Luther, on the other hand, managed to contribute a great deal to Christian thinking without having anyone beheaded or burned at the stake for theological disagreement.
How does that explain away losses at the top of the ticket in Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia?
How does that explain away losing senate seats in North Dakota, Montana, Virginia, Florida and Massachusetts?
Romney suppressed turnout, and the turnout was enough to cost the GOP 5 states and 5 senate seats. He doubled down on stupid by feeding conservative Christian candidates (Mourdock and Akin), to the wolves.
I personally know three people who said they were done with Romney when he backstabbed Akin and Mourdock by cutting off their funds. I had been warning that Romney wasn’t our friend, and he proved it better than anything I could have said.
“Martin Luther, on the other hand, managed to contribute a great deal to Christian thinking without having anyone beheaded or burned at the stake”
Luther executed Mennonites.
The Senate map looks great for us.
The only Republican up in democrat state is Collins and she is popular.
We cannot afford any slip ups though, we need 6 for a bare majority.
Boy it would have been nice to have won a couple more races the past 2 elections.
I think that Sen. Franken might lose. He won with about 42% of the vote. The Republican, Norm Coleman, got about 41.5%, and most of the rest was won by the MN Indepdendence Party candidate. If all anti-Franken candidates cooperate, to defeat Franken, he’ll probably lose.
Sen. Lautenberg will have his 90th birthday in Jan. 2014. I hope that Gov. Christie will run for that seat. I hope that Gov. Roemer will run against Sen. Landrieu.
I live in Illinois, and, two days ago, I became the campaign manager of a Chad Koppie, a conservative Republican who hopes to replace Sen. Durbin. Chad has been a school board member, township trustee, and a member of a county school board. In 1998, he was the only conservative who ran for governor, in our GOP primary. Chad got almost 20% of the vote, although he didn’t spend much money. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, and pro-gun rights.
if everybody is telling you they are not voting for Goode, then he doesn’t look like a viable candidate to win.