Oh. My. God.
Carl Paladino is the Republican Nominee for Governor of New York.
Paladino Wins Republican Primary for NY State Governor
Wow. I envisioned a much closer race. Just like everyone else in the State.
I mean Lazio is a weak candidate, but these numbers…um. Well. Color me crazy, but after tonight I’m actually imagining the possibility of Republicans winning this race in November. Crazy. Crazy could prevail. Cuomo has a long few weeks of crazy ahead…I’m sure Mr. Paladino will bring it. And then some.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad (Crazy) World .
At least for the NY State Republican Party.
Whod’a thunk it?
Paladino steamrolls to stunning upset
As he entered the race in April, he was universally considered a long shot. He was a one-time Democrat who had never before run for public office, was little known outside his Western New York base, and had a penchant for making outrageous statements.
And Erie County? 93% of the party voted for Carl? REALLY? Hot damn.
Paladino Stuns N.Y. G.O.P. With Victory
The victory for Mr. Paladino may also unnerve centrist Republican candidates around the country who are running in states with far less liberal views than New York.
Carl Paladino’s Controvertial Statements Could Embarrass Republicans
Carl Paladino — a millionaire developer who has acknowledged forwarding racist and sexist emails, who has proposed turning empty prisons into dormitory space for welfare recipients, and whose state party didn’t even want him on the ballot — has won the Republican gubernatorial nomination in New York.
Paladino’s victory looks like more bad news for a weakening Republican party in New York – and good news for Democrats who now have a potent symbol to feed their preferred narrative that Republicans are too far out of the mainstream for most Americans.
Maybe it’s time…
Michael Kearns for Mayor.
DEMOCRATS OF BUFFALO MAKE SURE TO VOTE!!!
(Cause I can’t in the primary…)
Ah, my Facebook status made the Buffalo News today.
Twitter, etc. — a lodestar for ’08 race
I’m scared to see who my party the political party I currently belong to chooses to be the new standard bearer. God help us.
A Way Out of the Wilderness
I suggest that we return to first principles. At the top of that list has to be a recommitment to limited government. After eight years of profligate spending and soaring deficits, voters can be forgiven for not knowing that limited government has long been the first article of faith for Republicans…
Second, we need to recommit to our belief in economic freedom. Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations” may be on the discount rack this year, but the free market is still the most efficient means to allocate capital and human resources in an economy, and Americans know it…
Most House Republicans opposed the recent bailout and will be in a strong position to promote economic freedom over central planning as the Obama administration stumbles from industry to industry trying to determine which is small enough to be allowed to fail and which is not…
In some respects, raising a new standard was made easier by yesterday’s rout. The Republican Party is not bound by election-year promises made by its presidential nominee. More important, the party is finally untethered from the ill-fitting and unworkable big-government conservatism that defined the Bush administration.
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What a fanastic, exciting election this has been.
1. I’m in the Smith household where my 3.5 year old precocious niece tells me “we vote for Obama.”
As soon as the PROJECTION music came on Toddler A and I ran to the super giant large screen HDTV and she saw that McCain was winning. I tried to explain the gray states on the map and how many many states still have to vote, but A had nothing to do with it. She crossed her arms and pouted. I showed her the electoral count and asked her which number was larger 8 or 3. Which one is more? Of course she is well aware of which one is more, but only pointed to 3. And then started to get very sad because she wants OBAMA to win and 8 means McCain is winning.
Oh brother, (I mean Lil Brother) you have your hands full with this little girl. I love her so.
2. I just heard Wolf Blitzer say “problem” and “Florida” in the same sentence. Never mind. Fixed.
3. CNN always covering the important breaking news.
Campbell Brown: “Tell me why we haven’t called Pennsylvania yet?”
John King :”Because we don’t have any votes.”
4. “I think it hurt Elizabeth Dole in the end.” My brother and Dayna both turn to each other and grin “in the end…” Oh my. More beer please.
5. Toddler A is working on her USA map puzzle. God, I need to have kids.
6. Patience. I must learn to have patience.
“Shut up, I thought it would be over at 9 pm.” -Me
“Jenny, it’s only 9:01.” -Lil Brother
Jessica Yellin is hologramed into the CNN studio?
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
OBWANKANOBI help me…
“Wolf, come into my room, that would be impressive.”
“It’s like Back to the Future 2 right before our eyes!”
My brother now plans on holograming himself and his moose pajamas and beer into All Things Jennifer.
God I miss Tim Russert.
Post #1 – All Things Jennifer
#208 at my voting place this afternoon. A wee line but that was because the two people in front of me each took a long time in there.
I have to say I’m a huge fan of Facebook. And a huge fan of getting out the vote and all but the status updates that have been *donated* to so-so or so-so DRIVE ME BONKERS.
Jennifer is not donating her status, but is voting the Libertarian line for President in my blue, blue, blue state of NY.
And, ditto what he said.
“Since McCain has no chance of winning New York, my vote will go to attempting to let the Republican party know just how out of touch they are. I want Republicans to go back to being the party of small government and lower taxes (for all).”
Post #1 by All Things Lil’ Brother
Good Morning All. Thanks for the opportunity to help clarify some of the election results. My careful analysis after reviewing all of the recent polls and reading the newswire is this, I think the person who gets 270 electoral votes first will likely become our next president.