Ed Koch (D) endorses Bob Turner (R) in NY 9th

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    What the fuck is going on? I had no idea that Obama was in so much trouble.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/n...hopes-for-upset.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

    WHAT? Seniors who are Democrats demanding the Medicare needs to be cut? So much anger at Obama in a solid Democratic district that the Republican candidate does not have time to listen to all the rants?

    The only thing that could make this worse is if a former Democratic mayor came out for the Republican.

    Worried NY Dems slam GOP Turner in voter mailings - NYPOST.com

    Damn.
     
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    And?
     
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    A few points:

    1) NY-9's demographics have been changing to make it more Republican-friendly than it has been in the past. Nate Silver characterizes it as "modestly Democratic", not solidly so. No doubt the "modestly Democratic" electorate will see Democratic turnout suppressed by Congressman Weiner's embarrassing conduct.

    2) Ed Koch, though he held office as a Democrat, frequently endorses Republicans (see Wikipedia). He has for example endorsed George W. Bush.

    3) The senior in question was suggesting a cut in Medicaid, no Medicare. There is of course a big difference.

    Is Obama in trouble? He's got about a 50-50 chance of reelection. Nothing in this story makes me think otherwise.
     

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