Primary Winners and Losers
The Hiller Instinct: Primary Winners and Losers
Sarah Palin is a winner, too, thanks to her endorsement of O'Donnell in Delaware.
And Palin split with the Tea Party in New Hampshire, supporting Kelly Ayotte as a "Granite Grizzly"...and Ayotte won the race against Lamontagne..
Now, the losers:
Start with President Obama.
Whether he likes it or not, these elections are a vote--up or down--on him! And--right now--with so few Democrats wanting him to campaign with them, Obama is radioactive.
But the Republican Party is a loser, too.
Because the Tea Party could split the GOP at a time when unity could mean control of the house and senate.
“Please give a great round of applause to our great friend, Congressman Steve Lynch, ladies and gentlemen!” State Senator Jack Hart said.
Locally, Steve Lynch's win made unions a loser.
Unions deserted Lynch, who was actually once a union iron worker.
The truth is: unions appear to have much more power inside the State House than outside.
And then there's Tim Cahill...another loser.
To vote or not to vote. That was his question, and it never should have been.
The law seemed straight forward; Cahill seemed, at best, confused...at worst, incompetent.
"I can't confirm that the Republicans are behind this," Cahill said.
Did you notice there were more primary losers than winners?
I'd say that's primarily because more voters think politicians are losers.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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