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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

Yet another heavily Republican Congressional District, this one in Mississippi of all places, is won by a Democrat, thanks to very heavy turnout in a special election. Meanwhile, Obama's polling lead over McCain continues to expand. A look at the cross-tabs shows heavy Democratic advantages on nearly all issues, with the notable exception of "combating terrorism." Obviously, it's still WAY too early to draw too many conclusions from this, but it's probably safe to say that the GOP is at the very least looking at a serious drubbing at the Congressional level. And if, as opined by Robert Novak(!), the trend on the Political Christian Right is seeing an Obama Presidency as an inevitability, that could flatten the last tire on the Straight Talk Express. Don't let it go to your head, Barack; the Christianists also consider you in the nature of a Biblical plague.

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Anonymous Kvatch said... this point it looks like Obama's election to lose. Got to get those Clinton supporters on board and seal the deal.

5/15/2008 7:21 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

I think Obama has emerged from all this as a MUCH stronger candidate than when he started. A good bench-clearing primary brawl is just the thing to toughen up a candidate with some political meat tenderizing. In that respect, he should be thanking Hillary.

5/15/2008 10:43 PM  

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