Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blue States Going Red?

It's a known fact that off-year elections tend to be tough for the party of the current sitting President almost always loses seats in the Congress. (The major exceptions being the extremely popular at the time Presidents Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 and George W. Bush in 2002.) So, it should come as no surprise that the Republicans should have at least some momentum going into the 2010 elections. What is surprising me (and a lot of other people) is just how big this political wind is.

Just look at some of the polling data from some of the states:

1. Illinois Senate Race (Obama's old Senate seat):
Mark Kirk (R) 41%
Alexi Giannoulias (D) 38%

Mark Kirk (R) 47%
Cheryle Jackson (D) 30%

2. Connecticut Senate Race:
Rob Simmons (R) 49%
Chris Dodd (D) 39%

Tom Foley (R) 43%
Chris Dodd (D) 40%

3. Florida Senate Race:
Charlie Crist (R) 48%
Kendrick Meek (D) 29%

Marco Rubio (R) 43%
Kendrick Meek (D) 30%

4. Pennsylvania Senate Race:
Pat Toomey (R) 48%
Arlen Specter (D) 36%

Pat Toomey (R) 43%
Joe Sestak (D) 35%

It is still my opinion that the GOP should focus its efforts on winning back the House, because retaking the Senate is still an uphill battle (though it's looking possible more so now than I thought before). They need to retake back at least one part of Congress to block any more terrible legislation from coming through, and the House still offers the best shot this time around.

On another point, it is IMPERATIVE that the GOP put forth a slate of TRUE conservatives for this election. When I say "conservative" I am referring to one's view of the Constitution. Certainly there are social issues and the like (and I am very conservative on social issues), but it is more important that one has a traditional view of the Constitution's fixed meaning. Once we have agreement on that point, the rest can be worked out in time.

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