Monday, August 22, 2005


An interesting new article by the always impressive Matt Bai with The New York Times. Thanks for pointing me there, Swing State Project.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article. It goes to show that the 527's were not all they were cracked up to be. In national politics, you can't change demographics. The growth is happening in the red areas and the loss in happening in the blue areas. Over time, this is going to present an even bigger problem for Democrats.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

I guess I'd take our problems, rather than the GOP's, at this point.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Democrats put up good candidates, they usually win.

When they put up bad candidates, they always lose.

Having said that, I'm ready for some football.

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess I'd take our problems, rather than the GOP's, at this point"

as a toledo politician you dont need to worry about the GOP, so therefore you need to lay off them and worry about what you DO need to worry about!! the Democratic party always has and always will rule in toledo. The city is 40% democrat, 20% Republican and 20% undecided.

what you need to worry about is this rift in the local democratic party. A team Vs B team?? Silly.

What happens if half the dem's go one way and half go the other??

With you badmouthing the republicans all the time, what if they decide to go with the B team??

you can figure about half the undecided's will go left and about half will go right - that's what happened in the 2004 election.

This race hasnt even begun, and your slinging mud at the right isnt gonna do your side any good, and may do a good bit of damage to your cause.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Toledoenne said...

The comment I'm about to make isn't very productive, but here I go...

60% of Toledoans would switch to the Republican party if they knew what it meant to be a Republican, and also if they knew that the Democratic Party had been hijacked by Socialists (and if they knew what a Socialist was).

Sometimes I think that only about 20% of this town even understands current events and politics.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sometimes I think that only about 20% of this town even understands current events and politics."

This statement is 100% correct. I registered quite a few first time voters when we needed to amend the smoking ban. This was the first issue they understood and realized that their vote would count. Mind you these people were in their 40's, 50's even 60's. FIRST TIME VOTERS! Can you imagine?

A friend of mine I voted next to last election, was a first time voter. She registered because of the smoking ban and voted to amend it, but in her hand was a list, from a Union friend of hers, (she was not a union member)of who to vote for. Of course you all know how the unions vote.

My point is, she had no clue who she was voting for. She just picked from the list her friend gave her. You go democrats, you've got a lot of idiots on your side.


12:34 AM  

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