NYC’s 2010/2012 Election Preview

4 comments March 8th, 2010at 11:31am Posted by Eli

NY Daily News reports that one of the reasons Bill Thompson narrowly lost his bid for NYC mayor is that only 20% of the city’s 338,000 first-time voters who voted for Obama turned out to vote for him.  Which begs the question: What happens in November, and in 2012, when those voters don’t show up nationwide?  Because I really don’t see any way that Obama’s going to convince them to turn out again after he completely failed to deliver on everything he promised them.

All that optimism, all that enthusiasm, all that, yes, hope, is gone for good, dead by Obama’s own hand.  I wonder if he thinks he’s going to be able to crank it up again somehow – he’s going to be in for an unpleasant shock if he does.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Obama,Politics


  • 1. Cujo359  |  March 8th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Of course, off-year elections historically have been less well attended by Democratic voters. That fact alone should keep the Obama denial machine going through at least 2012, and possibly right up to President Palin’s inauguration. (Or will it be Pres. Romney?) After that, it will be time to blame the obstructionist progressives.

  • 2. Eli  |  March 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Obama would have to tank a lot harder to lose to Palin. The Republican base may be cool on Romney, but Palin scares the hell out of everyone else.

  • 3. Cujo359  |  March 8th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    You’re probably right about Palin, at least for now. If the Republicans manage to find a reasonable candidate, though, Obama’s in trouble. That’s a big “if”, given the GOP’s recent record, but it’s definitely a danger at this point.

    I’m more worried that the Dems will lose the House this year. Two months ago I wasn’t, but a lot has happened since, none of it good for Democrats. I need to look at the numbers…

  • 4. Eli  |  March 8th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Even if they don’t lose the House outright, the Blue Dogs will have even more power than they do now. Now there’s something to look forward to.

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