Governor-elects Christie, McDonnell fib at the RGA shindig.
They were asked why they didn’t bring in former Governor Sarah Palin to campaign for them in Virginia & New Jersey, and both of them made what are entirely excusable fibs about scheduling conflicts and the need to stay focused on state-specific problems. Come, I will hide nothing from you: they didn’t bring her in because both of them concluded that her reputation had taken | Read More »
Obama Flew in…Loss Followed
Inspired by his own celebrity, and regardless of the rival, it appears Obama believes exercising oratory muscle can bring opposition to its knees and “one voice” can wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. Always at the ready when liberal ventures are in peril of hitting the skids, Obama can be counted on to fly in and save the day by orating every obstacle into submission. | Read More »
The Political Obituary Of Jon “Speedy” Corzine
New Jersey elected Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday in the largest statewide victory for a Republican in decades. Come to think of it, it was a margin of 5 points. Someone predicted in a previous column that the margin of victory for Christie would be 5-6 points. Interesting. So, exactly how and why did this incumbent Democratic governor in perhaps one of the bluest states | Read More »
Yes, All Politics Is Local
Republicans are – rightly – crowing this morning about the GOP’s victories in the New Jersey Governor’s race and a battery of races in Virginia from the Governorship on down and what they say about the turn in the national mood, if not in a pro-Republican direction then at least in a direction that’s sufficiently hostile to the Democrats that voters in states won by | Read More »
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And now, a special message to the President of the United States.
The man who thought that he could take over the Corzine campaign and drive it to victory. Have a nice night. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
CHRIS CHRISTIE WINS
According to the Politico, Chris Christie is the winner of the New Jersey Governor’s race.
On New Jersey Exiting Polling
From a pollster friend:I’m sensing the NJ exits maybe skewed to Dems…they had Health care at 18%, most important issue. Economy was #1 at 31% and property taxes 2 at 25%. Corruption was at 20%. Property taxes was always the #1 issue in everyone’s statewide. UPDATE: North New Jersey Democrats are beginning to fret that Corzine did not pick up enough support in the area | Read More »
To The Christie Campaign: Remember Norm Coleman And Defend Your Victory
Election Night 2004 saw Republican Dino Rossi emerge victorious in the Washington State gubernatorial election against Democrat Christine Gregoire. Yet when the time came to take the oath of office, Christine Gregoire stood at the podium with her right hand up. Four years later, Election Night 2008 and it was Republican Norm Coleman with the highest number of votes against Al Franken in the race | Read More »
Stopping the stealing of New Jersey.
Big Government’s open about the fact that this is an issue: Will Corzine Allies Steal the Election in New Jersey? ACORN, Dirty Tricks and Absentee Ballot Fraud New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is locked in the political fight of his life. With just hours left before voting, polls show a neck-and-neck race between Corzine and GOP candidate Chris Christie, with Independent candidate Chris Daggett pulling | Read More »
Swamps of Jersey?
On the eve of Election Day, I’m reminded of a story once told to me by a senior member of the U.S. Senate. It’s a tale of a beautiful woman in Greek mythology (of which he explains, he is not a follower, so he cannot remember this goddess’ name) who lives on a beautiful island. Ships are drawn to her for her beauty only to | Read More »
Good News in New Jersey
PPP has posted their last poll coming out of the garden state. It shows Chris Christie with a 6 pt. lead over Corzine: http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/11/christie-leads.html This is very good news, but what makes this even better is the amount of political capital Obama has invested in it. A very Democratic state like New Jersey electing a Republican over a candidate Obama (who won NJ 57%-42%) has | Read More »
Corzine: for leasing the Turnpike before he was against it…
Thursday, New York Times: The Democratic governor, Jon S. Corzine, says he may revisit his plan to lease the New Jersey Turnpike to raise cash — a proposal that he abandoned last year in the face of intense opposition from lawmakers and voters. Friday, Philly.com: New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine says he has no plans to increase tolls or lease toll roads. (The New York | Read More »
Christie to Corzine: ‘Man up, and *say* I’m fat.’
Via Hot Air comes this Neil Cavuto piece on Don Imus’ interview with Chris Christie, where Chris addresses the two central issues of the Corzine campaign: Christie’s weight, and Corzine’s inability to even face that forthrightly. “Hey listen: if you’re gonna do it, at least man up and say I’m fat.” The phrase ‘wusses out’ was then used – accurately – followed by a couple | Read More »
PPP: maybe DON’T GOTV for Corzine?
At least, that’s the impression that I’m getting from this PPP blog entry: The voters under 30 in New Jersey in our latest poll reported voting for Obama 56-36 last year. But they support Corzine just 42-40 over Chris Christie this fall with 13% going to Chris Daggett. In fact, in general I’m getting the impression that PPP is quietly operating from the expectation that | Read More »
NY-23: The Poll That Matters Most
If you are a Republican strategist, Party leader or candidate for election in 2010, looking at the multitude of current polls is probably giving you lots of reasons to feel good. Republicans are generally leading or at least heavily competitive in generic Congressional ballots. That hasn’t happened in several years. For the first time in a long time, polls show that Republicans are trusted by | Read More »
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