November 8, 2010

THE ELECTORAL MATH GETS PRETTY DAUNTING...:

Wisconsin Evokes Democrats' Dilemma: GOP Triumph in Bellwether State Bodes Ill for Obama in 2012 (DOUGLAS BELKIN And NEIL KING, JR., 11/07/10, WSJ)

Mr. Obama bagged traditionally liberal Wisconsin and its ten electoral votes two years ago, part of a sweep that also included states that hadn't tilted Democratic for decades. That went into reverse Tuesday. The party suffered heavy losses in Ohio and Pennsylvania, two big states that had backed Mr. Obama in 2008, as independent voters swung to the right. Other presidential territory—Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina—swung back to the GOP.

The depth of the party's losses outside Washington, in state-level-contests, can be seen in this working-class city. The president won handily here in 2008 along with surrounding Brown County. Last week, Republicans carried all 18 races on the county's ballots, right down to the clerk of the court. The GOP took control of the governor's office, the state assembly and the state senate—the first time the state has reverted so abruptly to one side since 1938.

Democrats also lost a U.S. Senate seat and two U.S. House seats.


...when a Democrat has to fight just to win back PA and WI.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 8, 2010 6:12 AM
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