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Author Topic: The 2018 US Midterms and Goober-natorial Elections Thread  (Read 497 times)

Charles Longboat Jr.

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So Iím probably going to vote on the Republican primary ballot on account of the House race. The Democrat candidate is unopposed so my vote has more weight in the GOP ballot. I wish that there was just one big primary ballot so a I could do split ticket voting if I wanted (but canít because voting on both Democrat and Republican ballots will render them both null and void).

I have to review the gubernatorial candidates too. The price Colorado has to pay as a swing state is having ideologically homogenous candidates for both parties.

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So the race to succeed Hickenlooper as governor will be between a well-intentioned but likely quixotic fan of the tax-and-spend welfare state and a relative of the Bushes.

Time to look for third party candidates.


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Nobody at all is interested in saying anything?

Charles Longboat Jr.

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Nobody at all is interested in saying anything?
Iím probably too late, but I think the results were predictable overall.

Everyoneís saying that Colorado is officially blue, which is fair given the blue wave for Governor, AG, Secretary of State, and Treasurer, but we also seem to hate taxes. A decent portion of fiscally progressive ballot proposals failed, like the two infrastructure proposals, pumping more money into public education, and some fracking disincentive motions, so Iíd say itís indigo rather than pure blue until these trends are long standing. A lot of the ballot proposals went the way I voted, which was cool, and we may be stopping gerrymandering in the state for the time being, which is nice.

Also, congrats to Dylanís veritably centrist Senate candidate.

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Also, congrats to Dylanís veritably centrist Senate candidate.

This was actually the first thing I expected to see on this thread - some post from him to acknowledge this. At first, I thought he was being cautious because of the recount, but now it's clear he just doesn't care.

The results in your state actually bring to mind something I read at Vox last month, where they pointed out mostly blue states often still go for red governors, suggesting they are happy with essentially keeping the status quo and not implementing truly expensive progressive initiatives, like Kale's state attempt to pull off single payer on its own that left it with a red governor. I think there's something to that, especially since these midterms have proved the opposite in many cases, with Democratic governors winning in red states that had enough of tax-cutting experiments like Kansas, and Louisiana a couple years ago.

Otherwise, not sure there's a particular politician to comment on. Well, I hoped Cruz would get ejected, but sadly that didn't work out. Even worse is that the loss still didn't shut Beto fans up. The Arizona upset was probably the most interesting race overall, since these were two very strong contestants, and the result reflected that. I heard there's speculation McSally might replace the 76 year-old guy who replaced McCain, which makes sense. Pretty much every other new Senator was pretty boring, tbh, though to be fair, so were the incumbents they replaced - it seems that neither the old nor the new ever had a chance at a presidency or even vice-presidency.  I guess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the lower chamber makes up for that, though.

 

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