Friday Ramblings with Robert
Mississippi Goes Red
Tuesday brought a great deal of excitement to those who had been following the two key elections in Mississippi Congressional races. Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo delivered sound victories in knocking off two blue-dog incumbents. The race in MS01 was not even competitive in the end which I think may have surprised a few and the race in MS04 with a 5 point spread was also not as close as many expected. It was nice to go to bed Tuesday night knowing that Mississippi now had 3 Republican Congressman and not just the 1 we woke up with that morning. Mississippi is finally becoming the red state that it should be.
Republican Primaries Should Be Fun
With the successful results for Republicans in Mississippi this election cycle it should only be more successful in 2011. I have no doubt that the Republican Primaries will provide us with our most competitive races of the next election cycle. The electorate in Mississippi has evolved the way they have voted over the recent years and this has created the idea that winning the Republican Primary leads to a win in November, unless you do something extremely stupid in between the two. The Democratic Party in Mississippi seems to be weak and its leaders say some idiotic things. We all know that you can not have Jim Hood run for every office, unless he is interested in the Shawn O’Hara approach, and he is about all the Democrats have on the bench to take the field against a slew of Republicans. They will still get their votes and Jim Hood may win again, but their chances past a Hood win are very slim at this point.
Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann = Miserable People
For those of you that didn’t catch it Tuesday, and based on their ratings you probably did miss it, MSNBC host Chris Matthews was in fine form as a miserable SOB as he talked with Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Matthews expression tells the story of his night as he was clearly disappointed and took out some frustration and made some smart ass remarks to Bachmann. Wonder what happened to the tingle he used to get up his leg when covering elections back in 2008. Keith Olbermann got a good laugh about the situation, but I’m sure he’s not laughing today as he has been suspended from MSNBC for giving money to Democrats running for office, what a shocker. Lots of good entertainment there, too bad nobody’s watching.