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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

My Winners & Losers

Silence Dogood at Hack N Flak just posted her/his winners and losers from yesterday's race for the 48th CD seat here in Orange County. I just want to say that frankly, I couldn't have said it better myself so I will post her winners and losers and echo every single point of her post except for maybe the slam on Gilchrist's "ad hoc crackpot campaign staff" and also add Phil Paule next to Dave Gilliard's name. Oh and lastly I'm adding talk radio to the list of winners , in particular John & Ken of KFI. One loser in talk radio goes to Hugh Hewitt. Other than that, I agree 100% of what he/she said. Without further ado, here it is:

October 4th Winners & Losers

Jubal has his here: link here

I have mine here.


The 320,000+ 48th CD voters who didn't show up at the polls yesterday: you now have another opportunity to exercise your civil right to vote who goes to Washington in December

Legal Immigration Lobby: you made it the focus of this election and John Campbell is still State Senator because of it

Dick Ackerman: you can safely say to all your supporters you would have made a better showing

Tom Tancredo: His star just keeps rising. He came out and endorsed Jim Gilchrist and when Jim wins in December, this is going to catapult Tancredo to even greater Presidential primary heights. He earns huge props for putting country over party. Something Darrell Issa & the GOP establishment should take note of.

Harvey Englander: you made a boatload off of convincing Marilyn Brewer she had a chance in this district and you grabbed the Democrat votes you always sought

Orange County/48th CD: you can safely say you are the antithesis of the Bay Area, for here Democrats are ones being beaten by minor party candidates

Jim Gilchrist: you were outspent more than ten to one and were only beaten three to one, you forced a five-year incumbent millionare car salesman into a runoff, bumbled the Minuteman ballot title, worked with an ad hoc crackpot campaign staff, and assuming you garnered all of the AIP votes in the district you still peeled off thousands of Republican votes, all of this while your name was buried in a ballot of seventeen, without a serious mail campaign and the infusion of personal wealth

Bloggers: you have so far made this one of the most exciting years in recent political history and gotten press while doing so

Talk Radio/John & Ken: Once again the dynamic duo from KFI proved that they have the star/ratings power to affect Congressional elections in a big way. Honorable mention also goes to John Zieglar of KFI and Al Rantel, Larry Elder & Doug Macintyre of KABC.

Don Udall: awesome sign placement

Orange County Taxman John Moorlach: Tom Harman will be too broke to run against you for Supervisor after he loses his postponed campaign to replace State Senator Campbell

Orange County Republican Central Committee (70th District): yesterday's results show that Marilyn Brewer's popularity has dropped considerably since she left the Assembly and she won't be joining your ranks in the near future (March 7, 2000: http://www.ocgov.com/election/Live/E50/frame50.htm and March 2, 2004: http://www.ocgov.com/election/Live/e12/frameset.htm) for she can't get the votes

Partygoers at Joe's Garage: most likely you'll see each other again in two months (this may or may not be a good thing)


Dave Gilliard/Phil Paule: you guys outspent all of your opponents, ran the ONLY absentee chase program in an election that had nearly 60% of the votes cast absentee, bussed people to the polls and still couldn't eek out 50%+1 in one of the most Republican Congressional Districts in the country. They're also personally/financially a winner in the sense that they're making bank off of John Campbell/GOP machine. Memo to Dave & Phil: if you need help investing all that money your making off of Campbell, give me a call and we'll talk about some good strategies for preserving and growing all this new earned wealth.

John Campbell: ditto, plus you did this while deftly dodging debates, not positioning yourself on any issue, and proving yourself unresponsive to your friends' inquiries

Steve Young and the California Democrat Party: you couldn't beat Jim Gilchrist and the AIP?

"Washington scum" who flew out to campaign: jet lagged and lost, you really proved your worth, now time to get back to your bureaucratic jobs and pork barrel politics

Darrel Issa and the California Republican Party Establishment: dispite your intimidation and threats, Republicans still voted for Jim Gilchrist, Darrel, it's your turn to cry now

Talk radio: Campbell lackey, Mr. Open Borders, and GOP establishment kool-aid drinker extraordinaire Hugh Hewitt.

Tom Harman: you have to postpone your ambitions for another couple months

Jubal: respectfully, your man didn't get what he wanted last night

Orange County: you get to pay for another election on top of your new and increased pension obligations, yip-pie

CTA: even after the IEs for Brewer, you still couldn't even get her elected to her local central committee


Marilyn Brewer: you know why

posted by Silence Dogood @ 9:25 AM


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