The aftermath of the 2005 elections just what went wrong and what we can do to make this state better
Well the elections are over and it didn't go that great.
From a statewide standpoint the low turnout really hurt
the initiatives a lot.What hurt I-330 the most was a
letter that the AARP sent out about a week ago to
over 325,000 senior citizens that just really ripped
into 330.I don't really think those that voted against
the initiative know what they have done.
I-912 this particular initiative could still win with
so many absentee ballots yet to counted.What hurt 912
the most is the rockslide that caused the closing of
interstate 90.Plus the opposition TV ads were very effective
They just didn't have the money to compete.
David Irons: this one isn't easy to talk about.Oh what
could have been.On more than one occasion I told the
David Irons campaign they needed to go out to the south
side of king county.(the 9th district part of it)A majority
of the people out there think they were screwed in the
primary by Reagan Dunn's cheating and the King County Gop's
leadership idea of party unity.
So David needed to get out there at make peace with these
people.If he didn't do it there was in my opinion a good
chance they would sit out the election.Well based on the
numbers I have seen so far that just what happened.I also
think if he had the guts to endorse Hammond or Dunn instead
of both these people would have had a lot more respect for
him.They could have gone after Sims a lot harder than they did.
I would really like to know where all the money Irons raised went.
Even though the elections didn't go very well I am still excited
and optimistic about 2006.There will be a new US Senator in this
state.We will also have a new State GOP chairperson that I believe
will right a ship that has gone terribly wrong.The key however will
be the new the senator just wait and see she will be phenomenal.
She will unite this party unlike ever before yes there's a lot
to be excited about.Don't give up the real fun is just about to