great news for the GOP!!!!!!!!!
You're right, Raffy, it's great news in NJ. Corzine was a super liberal who didn't believe in private gun ownership. He's a big time Wall Street player, with many, many millions of $ (maybe even billions), but the NJ economy was way down since he's been governor, & unemployment at 9.8%. I'm really glad he was defeated. McDonnell (R) won the VA governorship in a landslide. Obama had campaigned several times in NJ for Corzine, less in VA, & his guys lost. Do you think that there are some pissed off guys in the White House right about now?
One thing to think about, though. Neither Christie (NJ) nor McDonnell (VA) campaigned as strong conservatives, but rather as moderates. With >40% of the country moderate, & <20% each either strongly conservative or strongly liberal, the national Republican party had better use the victories today as at least somewhat of a template if they want to retake Congress in November, 2010. Mitch McConnell & John Behner had better pay attention.
this is great for the gop, take back the white house!
I'd love to see that happen. There's a wide open question now, however, of just who will be the GOP Presidential candidate. Huckabee is probably the most popular in the party, certainly he is the most popular with the very conservative "core", but an outspoken born again Christian conservative can't win the general election (at least, I don't think he can). Romney's a moderate, & acceptable to a large % of the general populace, but the Republican "core" can't stand him at any price, in large part because he's Mormon. Palin is too outspokenly conservative, in my opinion, to win the general election. I personally like Ron Paul, but a libertarian doesn't have broad appeal either. Bobby Jindhal (sp?) of Louisiana hasn't gotten it together yet. I'm waiting for someone new to emerge, & I really hope that it happens.
Sure wish it could be, but Paul just come across as too "out there", and Im a libertarian.. The points a good one re: Standard bearer for conservatives. I'm not so sure after his exposre on Fox that Huck cant be the one. I really don't think there are all that many "anti" christians in the nation. and his pastorship did not keep him from being an effective Governor.. Be fun to watch, and so very much more depends on it happen..