Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Explaining the Georgia election

Good analysis by Erick Erickson who lives there:
In 2016, Rodney Stooksbury got 38.3% of the vote in Georgia’s sixth congressional district after spending only around $1000.00. Less than a year later, Democrats spent $30million to get only ten percent more of the vote and still lose.
He has ten take-aways about the election that seem pretty sensible.  Since that was my old district before I moved to Castle Borepatch, I never thought that Ossoff had a chance.  This election tested the proposition that with enough thrust you can even make an aircraft carrier fly.  In politics, it seems that this may not be true.

2 comments:

matism said...

Do note that it is not all that clear whether the new Rep. Handel is a Rove Republican. She may not be, or that might be the core of her beliefs. Either way, this should not be construed as a validation of President Trump's favorability, since she avoided mentioning him at all. Just as a loss by her should not have been considered a rejection of him. Although it most certainly would have been, with every Rove Republican in this country jumping on that bandwagon...

Tony Tsquared said...

A bigger question is Ossoff still going to marry his girl friend or have they called it off due to the unforeseen loss?