Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Paul Hackett validates Howard Dean's 50 State plan

Today's Ohio Congressional race between Republican Jean Schmidt and Democrat Paul Hackett has proven Howard Dean's point. Hackett won 48% of the vote in a historically Republican district. A district that went 64% for Bush in 2004.

Some of Dean's harshest critics have slammed his 50 State plan as a waste of resources. Dean has argued that you cannot be a truly effective party by ignoring red States. Dean claims there are Democratic and swing votes to win in every state.

Today's surprising showing by Hackett has proven Dean right. A democratic candidate can be competitive in traditionally Republican areas.

The truth is, any Republican who is reality based can see that the war in Iraq isn't going as planned. The plan isn't changing. And, the administration is largely ignoring the problem. No American of good sense can deny that this drain on our treasury and our military comes at a cost. Many are questioning the lack of leadership shown by the Republican status quo.

3 Comments:

Blogger halcyon67 said...

Yep. Hackett was kicking ass there for a moment. Hackett lost by 3,573 votes. I did a detail update until around 10 o'clock last night.

I don't mean to contribute to the liberal conspiracy theorist, but as I was updating the election results, (from two sources), the two sources: WCPO.com and ChannelCincinatti.com had two different amounts of total precincts listed.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

The tide is turning and people are starting to see Bush and his cronies for what they are, even Republicans.

2:40 PM  
Blogger halcyon67 said...

Yep, Republicans are losing power, now it is just up to us to take advantage of it. We need to make campaigns for our candidates and at the same time, screw over the Republican candidates, but do it tastefully but still make it demeaning.

7:33 AM  

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