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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: 9/19 (115 comments)

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  •  I knew NY 9 was lost, the minute (6+ / 0-)

    I heard Weprin interviewed on Brian Lehrer's show at the beginning of the campaign . He was cocky, came off as very unlikable, and had no knowledge at all of the district he was running in. In addition, he was quite inarticulate, starting every sentence with aahhhh, or umm. Turner, by contrast, on the same show, came off as much more informed, even though I did not agree with his politics. I am still convinced that this is the main reason Weprin lost, not because of Obama or the Israel issue. The Democratic machine in Queens is a disaster as run by Joe Crowley. The only reason why it does as well as it usually does, is because NYC is generally such a Democratic town. But once again, as we saw in with the Massachusetts senatorial race, local machine politics can interfere with choosing the best candidate. Unfortunately, these local problems are usually interpreted as national ones by the pundit class and the MSM.

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