Crazy Doesn't Win. One Hopes.
24 points behind Cuomo, and can a Republican win in New York with the New York Post
against him--which they very much are
? O'Donnell's at 36%, while her opponent Coons is at 53%. Joe Miller doesn't like all the scrutiny that comes with being a public figure and hypocrite, so he takes his ball and goes home
. And all Rand Paul has left is dated, snide remarks about Clinton's scandal from over a decade ago(Will Rand ask where the beef is next?), which no one cares about, at least not as much as the fact he's a liar and would destroy our government if given a chance.
And the gaps keep growing. The Teashirt poll numbers, dropping like hanged men. Turns out that if Republicans had stuck with boring ol' centrists
, they'd be winning these races, as the centrists who were not purged, in fact, are. For instance, had Delaware's Castle not been taken out by O'Donnell, Coons would be losing
The kindest poll has O'Donnell 16 points behind Chris Coons. That's FOX. And it seems to be increasing every day. That'll happen when you demonstrate not the slightest interest in your potential constituents' issues
and try to parasitically use them for a national agenda no one wants.
What's happened this year is this: the "Tea Party" is nothing but an amorphous front for corporate money. Does the mainstream GOP seem--uninvolved with this year's elections? That's because they are. They outsourced to the corporations and let them build candidates, who know nothing about government and so will be good little rubber stamps for what business wants.
The one good thing about that: corporations usually build very, very bad candidates. Their idea of what the public wants being always as patronizing and inaccurate as it is. Consider New Coke.
The lesson the GOP may learn from their little experiment in crazy this year is: people don't vote for crazy after the primaries. Well, 25-36% might. (Which is generally how much support these candidates have been polling consistently, not coincidentally about the same as Bush's approval ratings most of his presidency) There's always that hard core. But you won't win with that, which is why usually after the primaries, one tacks to the center. And as we get closer to election day, they ramp up the crazy and more run away. Will that teach the GOP anything?
Nah, they won't learn a thing. Which is good.
Lulu Chapter One now in print in THIS SICKNESS #6--available only at Createspace/Amazon.
Coming soon: VLADRUSHKA-the series (for adults only)
Labels: election 2010, right wing, vladrushka, you're wrong