You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #9: I'm not going to defend Carson [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. I'm not going to defend Carson
Edited on Sun Nov-21-04 03:43 PM by fujiyama
I saw him once and didn't like him a whole hell of a lot. If I lived in OK, I would have had to have held my nose while voting for him.

That said, he's partly right about having a tough time winning the senate race in a presidential election - that too an election where the fundamentalist right was very mobilized. Bush is very popular in the state. The impression I get is it's almost like a cult of personality.

Just a few days before the election I had a sick feeling that we would lose most of the bright red state senate races. I would have guessed they would ride in by Bush's coattails. Unfortunately it was worse than I would have guessed.

After all Knowles couldn't beat the incompetant Murkowski in Alaska, who was appointed by her dad to her seat. Bush won that state by a margin similar to that of Oklahoma.

When a presidential candidate carries a state by some 30 points, there are bound to be coattails. Granted, I would guess that things are different in statewide races. That's probably why Dems won the governor's race just a year or two ago. BTW, how did Dems win that governor's race? I heard there was something having to do with a bill on cockfighting and that it brought out Dems, which unlikely most states, actually dominate the rural areas.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Brad Carson: Bush Popularity 'Doomed' Senate Campaign JI7  Nov-21-04 02:18 PM   #0 
  - What Bush popularity?  tridim   Nov-21-04 02:20 PM   #1 
  - this specifically refers to Oklahoma  JI7   Nov-21-04 02:22 PM   # 
  - 45% support IN OKLAHOMA?  unblock   Nov-21-04 02:22 PM   #2 
  - While I'm not a fan of Carson, I think he's right  liberalpragmatist   Nov-21-04 02:24 PM   #3 
  - Excuses, excuses ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-21-04 02:35 PM   #4 
  - I'm convinced  fujiyama   Nov-21-04 02:48 PM   #5 
  - Not true ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-21-04 03:21 PM   #8 
     - I'm not going to defend Carson  fujiyama   Nov-21-04 03:41 PM   #9 
        - Dems and the Governor  RoyGBiv   Nov-21-04 06:14 PM   #10 
           - Henry also got lucky in that a 3rd party candidate sucked support  Razorback_Democrat   Nov-22-04 10:03 AM   #18 
  - I'm sure being pro-gay would have helped him win Oklahoma  ShaneGR   Nov-21-04 02:50 PM   #6 
     - Uh, yeah, and?  RoyGBiv   Nov-21-04 03:17 PM   #7 
        - umm  nhc1978   Nov-21-04 06:25 PM   #11 
           - Not that article ...  RoyGBiv   Nov-21-04 06:29 PM   #12 
  - Who was he popular with? They bussed in supporters. signed loyalty oaths  The Flaming Red Head   Nov-21-04 06:32 PM   #13 
  - majority of Bush voters thought we found wmd in Iraq  JI7   Nov-22-04 09:49 AM   #14 
  - Bush Approval Rating  aprillcm   Nov-22-04 09:59 AM   #15 
  - Was it 42-45% in Oklahoma though? n/t  Razorback_Democrat   Nov-22-04 10:01 AM   #17 
  - Brad Carson's problem is  Razorback_Democrat   Nov-22-04 10:00 AM   #16 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC