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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 04:41 PM
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9. I'm not going to defend Carson
Edited on Sun Nov-21-04 04:43 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.

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