Monday, May 12, 2008

Bad Candidate Equals GOP Loss

What have I been saying about the need to find good candidates?

From deep in the bowels of the Ace-O-Spades comments comes this:
As someone living in one of the two districts in question, people need to realize that losing the LA 6th District isn't a Republican thing as much as a shitty candidate thing...

The Republican nominee, Woody Jenkins, was not particularly well-liked for a number of reasons (doesn't play well with others, numerous shady business practices when running his TV station, etc.) and is a perennial loser at the polls.

(Jenkins has repeatedly lost elections for the House and Senate for almost 30 years now. His closest shot was in 1996, when he was within a small number of votes from defeating Mary Landrieu for a Senate seat.)

Dem nominee Don Cazayoux (pronounced "KAZ-yoo") likely won his narrow victory through Republican apathy with Jenkins rather than being a good candidate.

If the Republicans run a better candidate for this fall's election, they've got a chance of re-gaining this seat.

Posted by: BrandonInBatonRouge at May 12, 2008 05:03 PM (Tsv4y)

And a follow-up comment:
My all-time favorite Woody Jenkins moment came during a TV debate with Landrieu during that race.

At one point, Jenkins turns to her and says something like, "Why was your husband running around my yard last night scaring my children?"

He said it, then he looked straight into the camera like it was one of those dum-dum-DUM!!! moments. Like he was thinking ,"Now I've got you!"

It was surreal. She just said, "Uh, I don't know who was running around your yard, but it wasn't my husband."

And that was that. Woody Jenkins = crack-pot. Add another Donk to the Senate.

Posted by: Phinn at May 12, 2008 05:11 PM (NLtoU)

Well what do you know! A lousy candidate lost what should be an easy Republican seat. And Newt and the media and everybody else are all over these losses like ugly on a gorilla proclaiming the new permanent minority of the Republicans.


Samay said...

Jenkins sounds like Michael from The Office.

Sockless Joe said...

Unfortunately I don't watch The Office so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Anonymous said...

you're not missing much.


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