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  •  Among Cornyn's problems, one is that he is (4+ / 0-)
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    really not very smart.  When you watch him behave, you get the feeling he thinks his profile should be on a coin.

    But he unfailingly carries the GOP' dirty water back to the well.  At bottom, he resembles a stupid Mitch McConnell.

    And don't forget, boys and girls, that every single contested Dallas County office went to the Democrats in 2006.

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    by oblomov on Wed Feb 28, 2007 at 12:40:29 PM PST

    •  the problem in a statewide race, though (0+ / 0-)

      is that the Dem candidate has to crack the smaller towns and more rural areas to win, unless they just sweep the big cities.  And those areas are deeply, deeply Republican.  To put it in perspective, Kerry carried Austin, tied Dallas, and performed strongly in San Antonio, yet the end tally was 61% for W.  

      Not to mention, it's been a long time since a Democrat won a statewide election in Texas (Ann Richards, 1990).  Think about that: kids who were born the same year as the last time a Democrat won a statewide office will be graduating from high school this year.

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      by exiled texan on Wed Feb 28, 2007 at 01:04:49 PM PST

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      •  "Kerry carried Austin, tied Dallas" (0+ / 0-)

        Um, Kerry JUST BARELY lost Dallas County, and WON the City of Dallas.  Just to be accurate...   ;-)>

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        by tom 47 on Wed Feb 28, 2007 at 01:36:35 PM PST

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      •  Carrying the state (0+ / 0-)

        Kerry carried Austin, tied Dallas, and performed strongly in San Antonio, yet the end tally was 61% for W.

         

        That was in 2004.  The virtue of the Dem's 2006 Dallas showing is that it highlights ongoing major changes in the people's view of the Republicans, even (especially?) in their traditional strongholds.  And who in 2004 predicted that the House and Senate would go to the Dems in 2006?  Nobody.  The talk was about a "permanent Republican majority."

        Still, I agree that the odds today are that the jerk gets re-elected.  Texans like stroke, and seniority brings stroke.  They just learned what happens when you don't have any seniority in the ruling party in the House.

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        by oblomov on Wed Feb 28, 2007 at 03:11:48 PM PST

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        •  it could, (0+ / 0-)

          or it could show conservative white flight to the suburbs, exurbs, and Fort Worth and the influx of the state's liberals to the big cities.

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          by exiled texan on Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 09:11:43 AM PST

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          •  I said Dallas County, not the City of Dallas (0+ / 0-)

            in my first post on the subject, and I assumed you'd realize what I was talking about when I referred to the Dems' "2006 Dallas showing."

            So many of those white fliers to the suburbs still vote in Dallas County.

            In 2000, there were 2,218,899 people residing in the county.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/...

            In 2000, there were there were 1,188,580 people living in the City of Dallas."

            http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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            by oblomov on Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:01:37 PM PST

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