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Friday, November 14, 2008

In Flyover Country: Silver lining: Christopher Reed's loss

Excerpted from this post at In Flyover Country

Last night, listening to Bill Salier sub for Steve Deace, I was astonished at the point he made about electoral success in comparing "moderates" to "conservatives." First, I've watched Salier's fascinating career for quite a while now. He's a talented speaker with an interesting story, and his race against Greg Ganske had a certain Bob Roberts quality to it that was mesmerizing. However, last night he showed that he's swimming in a gene pool that's about two inches deep. He ranted about the candidates we've put up in the past against Harkin: "Tom Tauke - how'd that work out for ya? Jim Ross Lightfoot - how'd that work out for ya? Greg Ganske - how'd that work out for ya?" Well, I was no math major, but here's how it worked out according to the voters...


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