Dem Strategy in NJ — Blame Bush!

by Ryan on September 22, 2009

in Economy,Election 2009,Media,Politics

Apparently, DNC Chair Tim Kaine is floating an old liberal favorite for the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races this Fall – blame Bush!  Even “pollster” John Zogby, a self-identified Democrat, [figures, doesn't it] said: 

“A good fallback for Democrats is to remind the nation of the George W. Bush presidency.” 

Frankly, that’s really really weak.  Benchmarks or not, running against a political ghost doesn’t create jobs, incentivize business, or pay the bills.  The DNC can try it and see what happens.  If the best endorsement of your candidate’s record is to cite someone else’s in this fashion then re-election looks like a tough prospect.  Plus, some people don’t have much of a problem with George, especially in lieu of the last eight months of damage and drift from the Obama Nation.

The primary rule in politics and sports lies in the phrase: “What have you done for me lately?” If Jon Corzine in NJ wants to run against George W. Bush, that’s his prerogative.  However, NJ Republican Chris Christie will be running against Jon Corzine and his horrible record on taxes, corruption, unemployment and business.

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Chris September 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Maybe after Corzine loses, he could go to North Dakota

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Ryan September 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Ha!

While trying to keep as much anonymity as possible, I must say that the “North Dakota” battle has been waging between a certain pair of folks at work, usually inclined to argue about such local political things!

Corzine’s a disaster, but nonetheless the NJEA has decided to double-down and endorse him over Christie. I belong to a union because I basically have to, but what a waste of space, and a waste of $115.70 a month to endorse a terrible candidate and an even worse governor. Bring back the paycheck protection movement!

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