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Thoughts on the 2006 Midterm Election

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A bit of a blowout.

Certainly this was an election where the Republicans deserved to lose but the Democrats didn’t deserve to win.

Of course, from my point of view, the Republicans, spending like drunken sailors though they have been, are still better than the Democrats. They’ll spend like that without the need for alcohol. Not to mention what other things they plan. Most important however, will be judges and Condi.

My preferred scenario had been that Cheney steps down sometime after the 2006 mid-term for reasons of health, and then Condi Rice is appointed VP. She can then run in 2008 as a sitting VP. That scenario is gone, as I assume that Harry Reid’s senate would never confirm her for the veep slot.

Bush will have a more difficult final two years, but at least he’s still there to put the brakes on. I don’t buy Pelosi’s notion that the people voted to end the Iraq War, but they’ve certainly voted to change Washington. I doubt anyone there is actually listening.

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November 8, 2006 at 12:22 pm

GOP Straw Poll

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I received an e-mail recently from GOP Bloggers of which I am a member. It purported to be a straw poll of current candidates for the Republican nomination in 2008. The list was of the usual suspects, and asked whom I would support and whom I would not support. However, there was a glaring omission to the list – Condi Rice.

I replied to the e-mail to that effect – that I would be happy to participate once Condi was included – but received in response an automated message from the site (i.e. Matt Margolis) suggesting that I needed to confirm that I wasn’t spam – I would only have to do this once. This in reply to an e-mail sent to me.

Well, I’m already a member and my e-mail address should be part of that. I appreciate that a blogger of Matt Margolis’s prominence receives a lot of spam, but I found this to be a rather silly requirement for one who is already a member of not one but two of his sites and who was the recipient of his e-mail. Perhaps I shouldn’t bother.

In any event, for those who care, I would vote for Condi, not that you’ll see that option on GOP Bloggers.

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July 21, 2006 at 12:25 am

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