Are Republicans Moderating Their Candidate Choices To Increase Success in 2012?

No. They be doing the opposite. Bwhahaha

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Do you know who is running in your Congressional District? Anybody interesting?

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14 Responses to Are Republicans Moderating Their Candidate Choices To Increase Success in 2012?

  1. Trebuchet says:

    Do you know who is running in your Congressional District? Anybody interesting?

    I do now! Previously I didn’t even know that I don’t even have a representative at the current time; he apparently resigned a couple of months ago to run for governor. There are a number of Democrats running (one of whom has lost twice in another district and must have decided to move north) and just one noticeable Republican. It’s been a pretty solidly blue district (it includes part of Seattle) but according to Wikipedia it’s been expanded so it may be more competitive.

    Regarding the primary defeat of Richard Lugar: That happened to Lisa Murkowski in Alaska two years ago. She was reelected anyway. Any chance of that in Indiana?

  2. Greg Laden says:

    No way, that was the primary which in Indiana is the sat word from the party.

  3. Bob Allen says:

    They’re having an election ? Someone is running ? Gosh !

  4. StevoR says:

    So, what congressional district is Australia in again? ;-)

  5. Bob Allen says:

    Where not folk in Australia hungary at one time ? As part of the Hungary-Australia enpire, where Johnny the Stauss wrote that waltz ’bout the Blue Danube ?

  6. dean says:

    We just had a state legislator from Grand Rapids change
    from Democratic to Republican for his final run (term limits).
    He filed late enough that their wasn’t time for the Democratic party
    could not find a person to run counter to him. Amazingly, just
    after his announcement a previously unknown “Democratic contender”
    filed on his own. He wasn’t known before and has not been
    heard from since.

  7. laurentweppe says:

    Do you know who is running in your Congressional District? Anybody interesting?

    Mine is going to be between a specialist of social and solidarity-based economy, a leader of the Green party and a former green turned neo-communist.
    Then again, mine is happening in France, a country where socialists do not have to hide in the closet and actually win elections.

    ***

    Australia has a king, right?

    A Queen Greg, a Queen.

  8. manfromflanders says:

    “Mine is going to be between a specialist of social and solidarity-based economy, a leader of the Green party and a former green turned neo-communist.
    Then again, mine is happening in France, a country where socialists do not have to hide in the closet and actually win elections.”

    The aforementionned former green turned neo-communist who decided to try laying the smackdown on the second runner-up – the rightwing one, the daughter of ‘you know who’ – of the last Presidentials in the scope of the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

    Politics in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais never sounded so much fun !

  9. Nemo says:

    The fucked-up thing is, there doesn’t seem to be a candidate too extreme to be elected. Look at what happened in 2010. There is not, and has never been, majority support for Tea-Party-style policies in the U.S. (although there may be in some regions). But because so many voters treated the election as simply an opportunity to “throw the bums out”, the Tea Party got in anyway. The voters didn’t rationally evaluate the choice of candidates, they just voted against “more of this”.

    This is why seeing the Republicans nominate ever-more-extreme candidates only fills me with dread, not glee.

  10. laurentweppe says:

    The aforementionned former green turned neo-communist who decided to try laying the smackdown on the second runner-up – the rightwing one, the daughter of ‘you know who’ – of the last Presidentials in the scope of the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

    Nope: Mélenchon is not a former green, but a former ex-trotskyist turned socialist turned neo-communist.
    I was talking about the other president of Mélenchon’s party
    (Aren’t french politics fun? even if you’re part of it, you can barelly stay up to date without causing a deadly meltdown of your own brain)

  11. My country the Netherlands is too small for silly things like voting districts. We have direct proportional voting. Which is the most fair way to distribute the seats, but makes it hard to form stable coalitions, so the lasts few years we have had elections about every other year. Also, in our system one expresses preference for a candidate, but mainly votes for a party (it’s complicated.)

    I used to be a reliable GreenLeft-voter – I was even a member of the party – but the new party leader had decided to turn the party into GreenRight by supporting awful austerity measures that hurt the economy. So 12 September I’ll switch to Labour, whose new leader is an actual nuclear scientist, which is kind of cool.

  12. d cwilson says:

    I used be in Tim Holden’s (Sorta-D PA) district, but thanks reapportionment and his primary defeat, the race is now an open context between attorney Matt Cartwright (D) and Nurse/Teabagger Laureen Cummings (R).

  13. manfromflanders says:

    Nope: Mélenchon is not a former green, but a former ex-trotskyist turned socialist turned neo-communist.
    I was talking about the other president of Mélenchon’s party
    (Aren’t french politics fun? even if you’re part of it, you can barelly stay up to date without causing a deadly meltdown of your own brain)

    Never heard of her… Guess this is what happens when you follow more closely what’s going on American politics than what’s going on in your own country :-o

    Anyway, thanks for the link, Laurent !

    I used be in Tim Holden’s (Sorta-D PA) district, but thanks reapportionment and his primary defeat, the race is now an open context between attorney Matt Cartwright (D) and Nurse/Teabagger Laureen Cummings (R).

    Bummer ! I usually have such a soft spot for nurses :-/

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