May 27, 2011

Winners & Losers

If Mark Grisant's stunning victory over Antoine Thompson last year taught us anything, it's that anything is possible once voters go to the the polls. Kathy Hochul's victory over Jane Corwin shows that good candidates running good campaigns with good issues can get elected regardless of district. Corwin's camp bungled away this election in spectacular fashion, a failure that is every bit as legendary as Thompson's loss. Money can't buy elections. With that:

Winners

Hochul: Give her and her team credit for a flawless campaign. She was simply better.

Global Strategy Group: Got admire this Democrat consulting firm. They know how to win.

George Maziarz: This undoubtedly proves he should have been the GOP candidate.

David Bellavia: The Batavia war veteran was promised he'd get a chance to run next time the seat opened. He worked overtime against Corwin.

Jack Davis: Turned the tables on the whole video tape fiasco. He finally cost the GOP the seat.

Losers:

Team Corwin: A failure for the history books. How to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Congressional GOP: Need to find a much better answer to Mediscare and do it in a hurry.

Jack Davis: Seems kookier than ever. How many times do you have to lose before you take the hint.

Ed Cox: The state GOP Chairman is an absentee landlord. He was neither responsible for GOP wins in November or this loss. He just doesn't matter.