The DOOM that came to Wisconsin Democrats.

    Here are the final results of last night’s primary contest, and presumably a variant of this[***] will end up on Democratic political operatives’ desks across the breadth of Wisconsin: Barrett 390,109 Falk 228,940 Vinehout 26,926 La Follette 19,461 Huber 4,842 Total 670,278 Walker 626,538 Note that that total does not include the almost 20K of ‘Republican’ votes accumulated by ‘Republican’ Arthur Kohl-Riggs, given that the | Read More »

    The DOOM that came to Wisconsin Democrats.

    Here are the final results of last night’s primary contest, and presumably a variant of this[***] will end up on Democratic political operatives’ desks across the breadth of Wisconsin: Barrett 390,109 Falk 228,940 Vinehout 26,926 La Follette 19,461 Huber 4,842 Total 670,278 Walker 626,538 Note that that total does not include the almost 20K of ‘Republican’ votes accumulated by ‘Republican’ Arthur Kohl-Riggs, given that the | Read More »

    Economics projects a 94 EV defeat for Barack Obama

    Over at the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis modeled the economy and the effect of the economy on the 2012 elections. He calculated what unemployment would look like under 28 different scenarios, varying both job and labor force growth rates to cover the range of possibilities, ad the results look bad if there’s any sort of return to the previous trend, should job growth rates | Read More »

    Economics projects a 94 EV defeat for Barack Obama

    Over at the American Enterprise Institute, James Pethokoukis modeled the economy and the effect of the economy on the 2012 elections. He calculated what unemployment would look like under 28 different scenarios, varying both job and labor force growth rates to cover the range of possibilities, ad the results look bad if there’s any sort of return to the previous trend, should job growth rates | Read More »

    PPP (D) Poll: Turner (R)/Welprin (D) 47/41 in NY-09.

    PPP spells it out, and it’s good news for Republican Bob Turner. Turner’s winning in a heavily Democratic district for two reasons: a huge lead with independents and a large amount of crossover support.  He’s ahead by 32 points at 58-26 with voters unaffiliated with either major party.  And he’s winning 29% of the Democratic vote, holding Weprin under 60% with voters of his own | Read More »

    PPP (D) Poll: Turner (R)/Welprin (D) 47/41 in NY-09.

    PPP spells it out, and it’s good news for Republican Bob Turner. Turner’s winning in a heavily Democratic district for two reasons: a huge lead with independents and a large amount of crossover support.  He’s ahead by 32 points at 58-26 with voters unaffiliated with either major party.  And he’s winning 29% of the Democratic vote, holding Weprin under 60% with voters of his own | Read More »

    #weinergate … well, now. Weiner’s naked torso.

    [FURTHER UPDATE] If you missed that, then you have missed the most epic Wait, What? in recent political history. [UPDATE]: Here’s the live feed for the press conference… which has been apparently taken over by Andrew Breitbart.  Wait, what?  Did Weiner run? This would be where the deep hurting starts: Big Journalism released another photo from now-officially-beleaguered! Rep. Anthony Weiner to a second, as-yet-unnamed* woman.  | Read More »

    #weinergate … well, now. Weiner’s naked torso.

    [FURTHER UPDATE] If you missed that, then you have missed the most epic Wait, What? in recent political history. [UPDATE]: Here’s the live feed for the press conference… which has been apparently taken over by Andrew Breitbart.  Wait, what?  Did Weiner run? This would be where the deep hurting starts: Big Journalism released another photo from now-officially-beleaguered! Rep. Anthony Weiner to a second, as-yet-unnamed* woman.  | Read More »

    The Worst-Case Scenario For 2011

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne? – “Auld Lang Syne” – Robert Burns. (HT: Jim Malcolm) People reading my stuff for a few years have no doubt inferred a certain level of pessimism. This isn’t entirely accurate. I’m a glass half-full type of guy. Just don’t inquire as to what I think | Read More »

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    For your amusement: an updated 2008 Obama ad.

    It did not age well.  Oh, my, did it not age well. (Via Battle ’10) Although I suspect that the participants in said video would bitterly argue my observation, assuming that any of them are sober at this moment.  No, wait, it’s 8 AM on the Left Coast; they won’t start the anticipatory heavy drinking until about 1 PM my time. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »

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    For your amusement: an updated 2008 Obama ad.

    It did not age well.  Oh, my, did it not age well. (Via Battle ’10) Although I suspect that the participants in said video would bitterly argue my observation, assuming that any of them are sober at this moment.  No, wait, it’s 8 AM on the Left Coast; they won’t start the anticipatory heavy drinking until about 1 PM my time. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: | Read More »

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    Cook’s DOOMList: 10/28/2010 edition.

    This may be the penultimate DOOMList from Cook with regard to the House: it’s the Friday before the election and there’s just not much time left for tracking the ongoing Democratic party’s synchronized mass career implosion.  Which is not to say that more extinction events won’t occur, but there’s a limit to how fast Cook can write them down. Candidate District Ranking Challenger Costa CA-20 | Read More »

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    Cook’s DOOMList: 10/28/2010 edition.

    This may be the penultimate DOOMList from Cook with regard to the House: it’s the Friday before the election and there’s just not much time left for tracking the ongoing Democratic party’s synchronized mass career implosion.  Which is not to say that more extinction events won’t occur, but there’s a limit to how fast Cook can write them down. Candidate District Ranking Challenger Costa CA-20 | Read More »

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    New York Times: DOOM.

    The actual title isn’t that, of course.  The actual title is “Democrats Counting on Strength of Obama’s Get-Out-the-Vote Network“… which is merely semantically equivalent to the word/phrase/meme “DOOM.”  If you’re “counting on” getting enough voters out there to erase your own, admitted failure to be the perceived front-runner, then you’ve already lost and you’re just trying to avoid a rout*.  Thus it was for the | Read More »

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    New York Times: DOOM.

    The actual title isn’t that, of course.  The actual title is “Democrats Counting on Strength of Obama’s Get-Out-the-Vote Network“… which is merely semantically equivalent to the word/phrase/meme “DOOM.”  If you’re “counting on” getting enough voters out there to erase your own, admitted failure to be the perceived front-runner, then you’ve already lost and you’re just trying to avoid a rout*.  Thus it was for the | Read More »

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