Why Christie’s Win Tells Us Even Less than McDonnell’s

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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Koz
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    Two things: you may be right about Christie. But we should find out this way instead of reelecting Corzine and assuring ourselves that Christie wouldn’t be any better. (Of course this just illustrates the larger reality that there’s a lot of Demo/lib votes over a lot of years that have to get amortized, and the dissident conservatives aren’t exactly helping matters).

    Second, I don’t see why you’re dissing the national implications of the Virginia race (unless you wrote about them somewhere else and I missed it). The D’s believed this was a purple state turning blue which doesn’t seem as plausible now as before the election. Furthermore the Va. races seemed to closely follow the contours of the national scene. Obama is relatively popular but his policies aren’t. The cultural disconnect between NoVa and the rest of the state didn’t matter as much as people thought. And, a competent Republican who can plausibly claim to be the way out of our economic problems can run very strong. Why shouldn’t we take this as indicative of US politics in general over the next year or so?Report

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