Thursday, November 10, 2005

Shaun Kenney's Winners & Losers

Shaun Kenney has some interesting observations regarding the Winners and Losers of the '05 elections.


At 11/10/2005 03:11:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Haha I liked his Sean Connaughton crowd synopsis.

We still have signs in Stafford?

Good..they can remain through '09.

At 11/10/2005 04:48:00 PM, Anonymous mitch's wife said...

Kenney made me laugh on this one. I actually agreed with him until he declared "conservatives" to be among the "winners."

Craddock lost.
Golden lost.

Bob Marshall only got 55% in a district that he should have won 70-30 and he LOST in Loudoun which was redistricted into the 13th to make the district "more Republican."

McDonnell won by a whopping 980 votes over Deeds.

Bolling won by only 2% over a confirmed Socialist.

Jeff Frederick spent $600,000, knocked on 10,000 doors, sent 40 pieces of mail, made 6 paid phone calls, won the sign war by a 4-1 margin... all to run against a 72 year old woman who knocked on virtually no doors, did virtually no campaigning outside of mail and cable TV ads, and who had more baggage than a 747 headed for Alaska and he STILL only won by 200 votes.

And most amazingly of all....


What, oh WHAT about any of this could lead someone to believe that "conservatives" had a good day?

At 11/10/2005 08:44:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...


I give it up to Mitch's wife.

Agreed, on everything.

Glad to see there are some others who think the same as myself on this.

At 11/11/2005 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Pachyderm Princess said...

It is this type of thought process that will continue to deliver GOP losses in the future. Kaine won because he was talking about getting things done while the GOP was dickering around talking about social issues to the exclusion of anything else. Elections are won by vote counts not by abortion/gun/death penalty/taxes screaming matches. Here are the choices. We can continue to pass out the Kool Aid or we can come up with solutions that work for real people. Apparently we learned NOTHING from the Warner win in 2001, because Kaine ran the same play in 2005 and RPV still doesn't seem to know what hit them.

As for the Connaughton comment. The other thing RPV needs to stop doing is writing off NOVA. Kaine cleaned up in NOVA and Byrne and Deeds got darn close to winning because of NOVA. We need to get someone on the ticket with appeal in this key area of the state. Population growth is happening to the north while our communities in the SW are atrophying. Cows don't vote. While I personally believe that Connaughton is a true conservative and that comments to the contrary are incorrect, his biggest asset could have been that he speaks "NOVA". He could have helped Jerry from putting his foot in his mouth with these key voters on NOVA issues, like widening 66.


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