October 25, 2009

THROWING OUT THE DEMOCRATS IS OBAMISM:

Democratic Party encounters 'Obama hangover' in state, local elections (Peter Nicholas, October 25, 2009, LA Times)

"It's like the morning after the party," Michael McGann, a Democrat running for clerk of courts in the Philadelphia suburbs, said in an interview. "The party was wonderful and exciting. The day after it's like, 'Gee, I don't want to do that again for a while.' "

Combating the malaise, Obama is trying to galvanize voters by reminding them of the "fired up, ready to go" fervor that made last year's race riveting political theater. [...]

In New Jersey, the election is in some measure a referendum on the Democratic incumbent, Jon Corzine, who has been in office nearly four years. Local issues loom large in New Jersey. A recent poll by Monmouth University showed that people see property taxes as the dominant issue, trumping the economy and healthcare.


The UR ran on a content free message of change. Now voters are changing the leadership of their states too. It's not a reaction to Obama. It is Obamist.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2009 11:35 AM
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