Aug 11 2010
Who will get the most votes in November?
The party that gets the most voters to the polls. And if Colorado’s US Senate Primary is any indicator then the GOP is going to really be cruising to a crushing landslide in 2010. That’s because the Democrat primary winner took fewer votes than the GOP loser did!
Democrats and their liberal media lap dogs are celebrating Michael Bennet’s win yesterday as good news for the fall. Of course, as with most things on the left, this is wishful and premature fantasy. Bennet garnerd 183,521 votes. The GOP loser Jane Norton took in 197,143!
The two Democrat contenders combined were able to gather up a total of 338,537 votes.
The two GOP contenders were able to rack up 407,110 votes!
Which means the GOP won the primary voter turn-out battle 55% to 45%. You can run polls all day long, but the fact is voter intensity is what counts, and this year voter intensity is on the side of the GOP. And this is a summer time primary for goodness sake! Wait until the masses decide its time to register a message to DC.
Addendum: Reader Frogg1 notes that some in the media, specifically the Politico, are happily whistling past the grave on this Colorado primary. More to the point, they are claiming the vote was not anti-incumbent!
Republicans, meanwhile, were left with several new reasons to wonder whether all the favorable national trends showingÂ in the polls are enough to overcome local candidates who are inspiring little confidence about their readiness for the general election 12 weeks from now.
The Colorado results, combined with Tuesday’s returns in Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota and other recent primaries, suggest it may be time to scrutinize a treasured 2010 story line â€” about an angry electorate, determined to punish insiders and professional pols of all stripes, rushing to embrace ideological insurgents.
The fact is the GOP winner also won the most votes of any candidate, and he was tied to the Tea Party (those ‘insurgents’ from middle America), as well as being a prosecutor (not a politician – yet). The two democrats were incumbents of one stripe or another. Bennet was the short term, recently named senate incumbent and Romanoff was a former state House Speaker. The GOP challenger Jane Norton is the Lt. Governor of CO. How could any one with two IQ points to rub together conclude there is no anti-pol message in this election when the Dems lost the turnout battle by a huge margin and the Tea Party, non-politician got the most votes overall and won the GOP nomination?
Whistling past the graveyard.