November 3, 2010
Ed Morrissey has lists his best and worst moments of last night so I figured I would too.
Best win: Pat Toomey! I love me some Pat and I’m happy he’s finally in the Senate. I think he’s going to do great things. On a sidenote, I had a back and forth with Allahpundit today on twitter about the idea that voters should look at “electability” above all. While it would have been nice to win the Delaware and Nevada US Senate seats, I don’t think primary voters should concern themselves with electability as a main factor of their vote. Pat Toomey would have been senator years ago if George W. Bush and then senator Rick Santorum went with their conscience instead of with who they thought could win. Their support give Arlen Specter the edge in a very close election.
Second best win: Marco Rubio. This race polled so close but he ended up crushing Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek with over 50% of the vote. It was a decisive, beautiful win. In fact, Florida all around was excellent. Exactly the opposite of stupid California.
Best win NY edition: Michael Grimm is the new congressman from Staten Island/Brooklyn. He was the best shot Republicans had in the 5 boroughs but I still didn’t think it was possible. Extra cool, he’s the candidate Ace of Spades focused on in his GOTV effort.
Worst loss: And speaking of California, while Sharonn Angle and Christine O’Donnell would have been icing on last night’s large cake I really thought California wouldn’t re-elect their disastrous governor from the 80’s. It’s like they never learn. The worst loss of the night was Meg Whitman. She wasn’t the greatest candidate of all time but she should have won.
What were your favorite hits or misses from last night?