Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Will tonights senate results from Georgia impact the way Obama governs?

Leading into today's Senate runoff race in Georgia, Patrick Ruffini postulated that a Saxby win of five or more points would mean that the high Democrat turnout among African Americans and the youth was an anomaly that happened because Obama was at the top of the ticket. He went on to explain how this could mean good news for the Republicans in 2010.

After not gaining leading Jim Martin by three points and not earning 50% of the vote in the November 4th election, Saxby Chambliss cruised to a 15 point win tonight.

Since the elections congressional Democrats have been generally willing to work with Obama and let him call the shots. They understand that his campaign was responsible for their house and senate gains, and have been willing to let him lead as a result.

The question is do tonights election results demonstrate just how big of a bump Obama game downtickets? If they do, will Democrats see the threat they face in 2010, and as a result seek to work more independently of Obama to make sure they get elected?

What do you think?

1 comment:

Nerdette said...

This is good... confirms what I think everyone really knew (that Obama carried the other dem seats in the 08 Nov election). Let's hope the postulation for '10 is correct! :-)