Skip to main content

The Tulsa World endorsed Democrat John Olson for Congress, which is surprising.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/...

I don't know much about this race, or where the polls stand, but I do know that Oklahoma's CD1 could really use a good Democrat in it considering how awful John Sullivan has been for the district.  I don't have a ton of time to do in-depth analysis or write a huge long diary about this, but as a native Tulsan, I would love to see a Dem have a fighting chance in this district (and a Dem who doesn't appear at first blush to be a Blue Dog).  

In any event, I think Olson could use the DKos community's "red to blue" support this cycle.  

Also, go Sooners.  Because um, sports.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  WOW (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blueoasis

    As a person that lived in Tulsa for about 3 years (and hated it ended up moving to the left coast), I must say that this is very surprising.  I didn't know that they knew how to even spell democrat there...

  •  Olson is great! (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blueoasis, ethanthej

    A real Democrat (not a Blue Dog).  His opponent is a hard core teabagger - anti-everything except pro-tax cuts for the rich, and pro that flat tax SCAM!

    https://secure.actblue.com/...

    Contribute.

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.

    by GrinningLibber on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:12:37 AM PDT

    •  on top of the crushing defeat (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      blueoasis

      of the longhorns this weekend, this is just adding up to a good week for OK.  Boomer Sooner!

      We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

      by jk2003 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:16:39 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Very few polls (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blueoasis

    But the polls we do have (from August 14 and September 6), show Bridenstine way out ahead. There's an independent candidate named Craig Allen who holds positions that are virtually indistinguishable from Bridenstine's but he doesn't seem to be getting any traction. Too bad - it would have been nice to see a vote split on the right.

    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks - John Muir

    by Agasgani on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:19:37 AM PDT

    •  Those polls were a little sketchy (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ethanthej

      from a methodological POV. Olson polled in July (a long time ago) - was an 11-pt race even though Olson only had 19% name rec.

      It's often more fun to want something than to have it. -- RIP David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008

      by privatewl on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 06:38:17 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Grew up in Tulsa (0+ / 0-)

    Worked in Democratic Party there for a long time.  First District was Republican even when rest of the state was Democrat.  Tulsa County went for Goldwater in 1964.  I understand Republican candidate is terrible, but I don't think there's much reason to be optimistic.

    Two elections in a row Republican presidential candidate has carried 77 out of 77 OK counties.

    Boren's seat in the SE ... is there any chance a Blue Dog can hold it?

    BTW, now live in suburban Denver.  People still friendly, like in OK, but much more tolerant.

    "A very popular error: having the courage of one's convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one's convictions." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    by John R on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 01:58:22 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site