Udon Map wrote: ↑
August 8, 2018, 4:20 pm
Lone Star wrote: ↑
August 8, 2018, 3:59 pm
You need to perfect your research.
No, you need to face reality.
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If the Republicans are taking that to the bank as a sign of national sentiment, strength and momentum . . .
National sentiment? No. Just that a new candidate in a special election in an off year can win is a good thing. Losing the seat by any amount would not have been good, but not the end of the world.
Strength? Nope. He's not a super strong candidate, but I know what the country will get with a Democrat.
But yes, I view it as providing some momentum.
The reality is that you view this single special election in one district of Ohio as the same as all the others in that same district -- with the same borders and same candidates and same circumstances. I view this election knowing that the characteristics in 2018 make it different than ALL of the previous 18 elections over the past 36 years in this district. I realize that voter turnout is always down in midterm elections and even further down in special elections
. The guy was trying to play catch-up with his Democrat contender. He was behind. He eeked it out. I'm thrilled.
But more importantly where you and I are concerned, the reality is that your opinion about what this election means is based on a foreigner's hate-filled pessimism against Trump, and mine is a citizen's hope-filled optimism for my country
I'll take the win in Ohio's 12th district -- even by 1% -- every time, every year, every election.
Yes, even with 1%, it's STILL STEADY WINNING.