Monday, November 03, 2008

Prediction: Elizabeth Dole Loses North Carolina Senate Seat


Two who have done more than enough damage-- au revoir

This isn't a blog where you've found any enthusiasm for North Carolina Democratic nominee Kay Hagan. She's not progressive by any stretch of the imagination and the best we can come up to say about her is that she looks like a C to Dole's F. So I have to admit that we did cheer for her a little when it started to look like she'd win.

Hagan pulled ahead of Dole late in September and she's stayed ahead of her since then, though not by much... until about two weeks ago, when Hagan's numbers took off. What did she do to pull out so clearly ahead? She ran against an idiot surrounded by bigots and smear artists. Elizabeth Dole lost the race when she ran an ad that seemed to claim that Kay Hagan is "godless." And when Hagan pushed back, Dole doubled down. The polling average shows Hagan with a modest 4.4 lead over Dole-- Hagan 48.2. Dole 43.8, but the Public Policy Polling data released this morning shows Obama only 1 point ahead of McCain, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bev Perdue only 1 point ahead of McCrory but Hagan with a startling seven point lead over Dole. Here's how it happened:

Dole was losing and panicky when she ran the ad. But she lost herself the election with it-- as well as her credibility and dignity. McCain's campaign advisors declared the race over for her at that point.

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At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't you hear? Miss Lindsey Graham has already guaranteed the election for Dole. It's over; time to go home.

As a republican, Dole never had any credibility; as to her dignity, yes, the last shred is gone.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

I can now understand why Dole's hubby is the Viagra spokesman!

At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If her judgment is so bad as to approve such an ad, she doesn't deserve to hold the officer of local dogcatcher, much less a seat in the nation's Senate.

The funny thing is that she wasn't doing too badly until she ran the ad. She didn't really need it; she could have just piled on the family values crap and blanketed the airwaves, hoping it would work. It might have done so. But this was a killer; and if it didn't do the trick, putting out a second ad that essentially said, "Oh, yes, I'm telling the truth, uh huh, sure!" simply drove the nails more deeply into the coffin she'd already prepared for herself.

It's nice seeing this happen to an incompetent like Dole. And Hagan gives all the appearances of being relatively progressive, at least, for North Carolina.

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At 8:57 PM, Blogger Dr William Harwood said...

Elizabeth Dole lost because she pandered to hardcore theofascists by hurling hatemongering bigotry against the 100 million Americans who are nontheists. She would not have dared denigrate any of the smaller minorities such as blacks, Jews, Muslims or gays.

At 2:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with Republican campaign strategists and their proclivity for smear tactics? Didn't they get the memo that these tools no longer work?

At 1:22 AM, Blogger CKaye said...

What a pleasure to see this evil *itch *uck herself so severely - what a thrill it was to see so many of these swine lose their seats! :)

When Dole was head of the Red Cross she would not allow condoms to be distributed in Africa, during the height of the "Slim disease" (don't know how much better the situation is now). The *itch said giving them condoms would be encouraging them to *uck, and we couldn't have that. So they died of sexually transmitted aids. Evil bi*ch.

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