Shameless Wins

In an unsurprising turn of events, Jim Martin has lost the Senate runoff in Georgia to Saxby Chambliss.  It’s really too bad, because, as you well know, Chambliss is a really awful guy with a gross record and a shameful 2002 election legacy.

Unfortunately for Martin, his chances were low from the beginning.  Not only is Georgia a pretty red state, but this was a runoff that was in many ways unnecessary.  When you consider that the Minnesota Senate race may be decided by a mere 17 votes, it seems a bit silly that the only reason Chambliss and Martin were forced into a runoff is because neither received over 50% of the vote.  Chambliss won, by many alternate measures, on November 4th. Not that I think the runoff should have been called off, but it would have taken an intervening events of seismic proportions to change the outcome here.

That’s not to say I don’t think Georgia doesn’t have a blue future.  Certainly compared to Arkansas and Oklahoma the state voted in a bluer way than would have been expected by many outsiders.  It’s a very diverse state, with a plethora of ideologies and ideas.  But it’s no Ohio. That’s for sure. We voted for Obama.

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One response to “Shameless Wins

  1. No need to rub it in!

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