Comments on: What Democrats have going for them? Republicans http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/07/what-democrats-have-going-for-them-republicans/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jack7088 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/07/what-democrats-have-going-for-them-republicans/#comment-78030 Sat, 09 Nov 2013 02:12:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25724#comment-78030 Christie won big and closed the gender gap for the same reason George W. Bush did so: when a natural or man-made disaster strikes, the women’s vote, which is driven by a need for security, goes to the incumbent who is managing the crisis.

In other words, Hurricane Sandy closed the gender gap for Christie exactly the way 9/11 closed it for Bush.

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By: MarkAurelius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/07/what-democrats-have-going-for-them-republicans/#comment-78020 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:40:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25724#comment-78020 There really is no good news for the Democrats if their biggest hope is that they are less despised than the Tea Party…Obama was just reelected a year ago and the Republican House is already walking all over him…he has no legislative accomplishments this year…his economic recovery is rightly seen as a joke…1.5% economic growth, flat wages, near record low business confidence and budget deficits stuck permanently at near $1 trillion… Recovery Summer is always next Summer, but let us not forget that lightning does not strike twice…Obama got a free ride for his miserable economic performance for four years because people still blamed Bush…that is not likely to be repeated…only Obama and brain-damaged Joe Biden are impressed with this economy, and his poll numbers are already sinkingto record lows…Brrrr…

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