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Muddy
20-01-2010, 07:38 AM
What the hell happened here Brian?

Atom
20-01-2010, 09:25 AM
What?

lol

Atom
20-01-2010, 09:49 AM
Well you've got to expect some weirdness from Mass, I mean, look at the Red Sox, one WS win in the history of BB? That's just weird. lol

Zap
20-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Knowing almost nothing about politics in Mass, I'm going to take a stab at a guess and say it might be a protest vote against Obama's policies of late.

Brian
20-01-2010, 11:56 AM
All politics is local. The only exit surveys done found that those who voted approved of Obama 53% and disapproved of him 38% so I don't think it was that (Obama is still pretty damn popular here with 60%+ of registered voters liking him - me included :P). We also virtually have universal health care here in MA (98% are covered), so it wasn't about health care. Massachusetts just isn't as blue as people think and the people in this state wanted to even out the scales a little bit - Republicans are grossly underrepresented in the state.

However, if we actually had a candidate who didn't literally take a fucking vacation in the middle of the election we would have won. Our candidate was horrible. She only made something like 19 campaign stops to Scott Browns 60+. That right there should tell ya what happened.

Either way, the most senators Bush had while he was destroying the country was 51. Obama still has 59, which is 1 more than he had the night he won the election (GOP protested Al Franken's win for 6 months). The media is taking the "doom and gloom" narrative a bit too far IMO.

Brian
20-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Looking at some quick numbers from last night:

In 2008, Obama got 1,904,097 votes in Massachusetts.
McCain got 1,1108,854.
Last night, Brown got 1,168,107
Coakley 1,058,682.
Brown only added 60K votes... Coakley lost nearly 850K.

Our candidate sucked, lol. She did not bring any enthusiasm. You'd think we would have learned after 2004 that poor candidate = poor election results.

"Give me a reason to vote for you and I will, don't and I might."