Friday, November 10, 2006

What it Means, again



I recently stated that the election results were a call for moderates to retake both Parties, and the politicians who were elected signaled that.

I did forget to mention however, that moderate Republican candidates like Lincoln Chafee lost seats to more liberal Democratic ones. Chafee was the last person I thought voters would take their frustration out on; he made it clear that he did not even vote for Bush in 04, and has routinely been a thorn in the side of the Bush administration.

Chafee may have simply been unlucky enough to have a (R) next to his name in this election. Unlike Joe Lieberman, who was able to tap into voter's independent spirit, Chafee carried his party's baggage into this midterm election with him.

2 comments:

jams o donnell said...

That's the way of things come election time. Chafee lost out because he was a republican. The voters of Rhode Island were declaring a verdict on Bush, sadly it was Chafee who took the bullet, so to speak, rather than Bush.



jamsodonnell states the blindngly obvious part 21,456,045!

Roland Dodds said...

Worry not James, half of my posts are of the “Well, Duh” variety!

My blog will always act as a safe house for the painfully obvious.