Republicans lose big time in Virginia to a Democrat. Chris Christie, a MODERATE REPUBLICAN wins huge in his State. Tea Party no where to be found.
2% is hardly "big time." Two weeks ago they had McAuliffe winning by double digits. Christie had no competition and knows his constituency. He is a good politician.
...and it is tricks like THESE that will get the people really mad:
...and don't forget that in those two governor races - the REPUBLICANS got more of the popular vote:
....and Detroit has elected a white guy as mayor for the first time since the '70s. What "big time" impact does that have?
It means: all over the nation in various elections. NOBODY is going to win elections by LANDSLIDES. We as a people are too divided. But we Dems have shown, a big time LANDSLIDE is not necessary for victory over conservatives.
I never said anything about landslides. I pointed out that the votes were trending - by the Dems own polls - toward the Republican in the days leading up to the election. If not for a billionaire Obama bundler financing a LIBERTARIAN candidate with obvious designs on stripping off GOP votes - McAuliffe probably would have LOST. The margin was that slim. The votes the libertarian got - when added to the Republican - exceeded McAuliffe's total.
My point is that this election says NOTHING about the Tea Party or the strength of conservatism. All is says is that the Clinton machine - in the words of the lamestream media - "eked out another victory."
Big deal. The voters in Virginia are now stuck with him. My hunch is that he is a one-termer, once the people get a real whiff of him.
Never said you did. I am just making the point that either party's victory or defeat will be by slim margins. In most if not all the elections.