Sink blames loss on Obama White House

posted at 11:40 am on November 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.  But what comes after a fall?  Recriminations, as Alex Sink reminds us in Florida.  Politico interviewed the erstwhile gubernatorial candidate from Florida, who puts a large part of the blame for her loss on Barack Obama’s shoulders, and the rest on Rick Scott’s checkbook:

In the wake of the party’s worst election drubbing since 1994, the deep frustration felt by many centrist Democrats toward the White House and the national party is now out in the open. And it’s being aired in the battleground state that’s the biggest prize in presidential politics.

Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink pointed an accusatory finger Friday at what she called a “tone-deaf” Obama White House to explain why she narrowly lost her campaign.

In an interview with POLITICO, Sink said the administration mishandled the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, doesn’t appreciate the political damage done by healthcare reform and argued that her GOP opponent’s strategy of tying her to the president did grave damage to her candidacy in the state’s conservative Panhandle.

“They got a huge wake-up call two days ago, but unfortunately they took a lot of Democrats down with them,” said Sink of the White House.

She added: “They just need to be better listeners and be better at reaching out to people who are on the ground to hear about the realities of their policies as well as politics.”

Oddly enough, Sink doesn’t mention the fact that the DNC and Obama’s organizing wing OFA poured resources into Florida on her behalf to keep her competitive with Scott.  Sink also neglects to mention that she had leads in polls in the final days of the election until she got caught cheating in a debate — and then lied about it.  That didn’t do anything for her relationship to Florida voters, either.

Still, it’s interesting to see a high-profile establishment Democrat scold the administration on politics, policy, and performance.  The White House continues to insist that it did a good job of responding to the Gulf oil spill, and while this midterm wasn’t a referendum on that disaster, it’s interesting to see how well Democrats fared in Gulf states on Tuesday.  At the moment Democrats hold only one district directly on the Gulf coast, the New Orleans district lost by Joseph Cao.  The GOP picked up at least two and possibly three districts on the Gulf.  Despite a rather checkered history, Louisiana Senator David Vitter beat Democratic challenger Charlie Melancon by almost 20 points.

But the main thrust of the midterm election was the economy, jobs, and the radical agenda of Democrats.  In that sense, Sink is right in saying that the results reflected the policies and performance of Obama and the White House, along with Nancy Pelosi and Congress.  Perhaps Sink couldn’t have overcome that environment in any case, but she came close enough that her own performance was almost certainly the difference.  And lying to defend cheating in the final week is enough to torpedo a campaign even in the best environment.


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Honey the wave Sunk you.

CWforFreedom on November 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

It isn’t nice to lie to the voters sink, they will see to it you get the boot! I haven’t heard anything from crist lately, has he gone into closet to sulk?
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letget on November 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Sink, sank, sunk… stunk.

Warner Todd Huston on November 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Sink wouldn’t have had to worry about the performance of the White House, if she hadn’t married herself to everyone of their policies. Everytime Obama advanced his agenda there was another press release from Sink applauding the effort and reminding us Floridians how good it was.

Zaggs on November 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

You have to believe that the double dealing the Democrats did with Mr. Meek and Crist had to have a huge impact. And that it came from the highest levels of the party can’t be ignored. And it didn’t even work. Welcome Senator-elect Marco Rubio.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Lousy shrew.

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM

And if Sink won….She would have never scalded the White House.

Electrongod on November 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Maybe she should “Man Up” and take some responsibility. Whining doesn’t help her with her Democratic Primary voters. Look at the Rhode Island Democratic candidate who told the President to “shove it” and promptly dropped in the polls. It wasn’t Republican voters he lost.

KW64 on November 6, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I say let ‘em keep on being tone-deaf. The conservative music will sound that much better to the voters who aren’t.

Drained Brain on November 6, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Advocating for harmful and unAmerican policies is not evil, although supporting them after their impact is understood might be.

Telling a premeditated lie to millions of people in an attempt to conceal the truth from them is.

Immolate on November 6, 2010 at 11:53 AM

“The White House continues to insist that it did a good job of responding to the Gulf oil spill,…”

You mean Obowma’s Katrina…?

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I thought it was poor messaging, the candidates just couldn’t get their message across and the news media wasn’t any help?

Skandia Recluse on November 6, 2010 at 11:59 AM

No, it wasn’t her hateful, icy stare and face warped into a permanent frown.

scrubjay on November 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM

…Sink said the administration mishandled the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, doesn’t appreciate the political damage done by healthcare reform and argued that her GOP opponent’s strategy of tying her to the president did grave damage to her candidacy in the state’s conservative Panhandle.

I don’t remember her saying anything about Obama mishandling anything during the campaign. It’s a little late for that now. And the ads that were run tying her to Obama were film clips of her endorsing Obama’s economic and health care policies. In her own words.

Good grief. It should be clear now that Florida voters made the right choice on Tuesday.

SlaveDog on November 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Just like a lib/dem to not take any personal responsibility for her own actions and campaign. She wanted to ride Zeros coattails and now isn’t happy when she lost. Boohoo.

Kissmygrits on November 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Speaking of the oil spill- has anyone heard where the mysterious millions of gallons that spilled contrary to the initial White House projections and didn’t get cleaned up… went?

Or how many deep drilling rigs left in the wake of the moratorium?

BKeyser on November 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

A lefty blaming someone else for her own failings? It can’t be!
Paging Captain Renault!

single stack on November 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Very astute.

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Yep. You dumwads were all sooo proud of obama in ’08. He was gonna be your saviour, and keep you ‘rats winning elections for decades. A smart person would’ve questioned all that hubris and taken two steps back long ago.
If people ever start reacting to Palin, Christie or Rubio with God-like adoration and ‘fainting’ spells, something’s wrong.

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:10 PM

If the Tea Party gets the blame for Christine O’Donnells loss, they should get the credit for this victory along with all the rest.

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM

President is addressing the issue right now

maynila on November 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

And another thing!

Where have our trolls been?

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Doesn’t she realize it’s just a simple MESSAGING problem? A few more speaches and the Dems will be fine. No need whatsoever to change course.

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 12:14 PM

So is this the end of the Dems’ “blame Bush” syndrome and the beginning of the “blame Obama” syndrome?

SlaveDog on November 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Paging Captain Renault!

single stack on November 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Did he invent the LeCar?

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Speaking of the oil spill- has anyone heard where the mysterious millions of gallons that spilled contrary to the initial White House projections and didn’t get cleaned up… went?

Or how many deep drilling rigs left in the wake of the moratorium?

BKeyser on November 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

The oil cleanup chemicals caused the oil to sink to the ocean floor.

Many rigs will drill in the gulf with the oil going to Brazil, Obowma gave them a $2 BILLION Dollar fund to aid in drilling in the gulf while preventing further US offshore drilling. Oh, George Soros is the primary funder for these Brazil oil companies. Nothing corrupt to see here?

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

If the Tea Party gets the blame for Christine O’Donnells loss, they should get the credit for this victory along with all the rest.

dthorny on November 6, 2010

I’m fine with that. People aren’t bashing O’Donnell because they are looking for a cheap excuse to bash the Tea Party. They are bashing her because she was a disaster that we would prefer to not see repated (same goes for Angle to a lesser extent).

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Speaking of the oil spill- has anyone heard where the mysterious millions of gallons that spilled contrary to the initial White House projections and didn’t get cleaned up… went?

BKeyser on November 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

If it was a republican administration, we’d see daily pictures of every oil-stained bird and turtle, and every last drop washed up on the beach. For Obama, the oil magically disappears!

PatMac on November 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

I hate to say it, but Sink is right. There wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm here for either candidate and Scott basically won on the strength of Rubio and the weakness of Obama.

RadClown on November 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Oh, George Soros is the primary funder for these Brazil oil companies. Nothing corrupt to see here?

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Oh, George Soros is the primary funder for these Brazil oil companies. Nothing corrupt to see here?

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/19/obama-soros-petrobras-brazil-offshore-drilling-double-standards/

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

You have to believe that the double dealing the Democrats did with Mr. Meek and Crist had to have a huge impact. And that it came from the highest levels of the party can’t be ignored. And it didn’t even work. Welcome Senator-elect Marco Rubio.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I’m very curious about the black vote in FL. If I’m not mistaken did Republicans not win all statewide offices in Florida? Rubio was the strong candidate at the top of the ticket this cycle, not Rick Scott. But I’m very curious as to how the senate race shenanigans impacted everything else in the state.

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Remarkable.

One more in a series of deflecting any culpability and affix blame elsewhere because they are unable to take responsibility themselves.

Most people learn this by kindergarten.

tru2tx on November 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM

They are bashing her because she was a disaster that we would prefer to not see repated (same goes for Angle to a lesser extent).

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

O’Donnell beat Make Castle by herself, the lousy RINO lost to a lousy conservative candidate? No support by republicans and Rove attacking her, and mainly, poor messaging caused her loss.

Angle was ahead In EVERY POLL through election day by 4%
and lost by 9%? Harry Reid’s son ran the election, SEIU unions who supported Reid controlled the voter machines in Nevada and widespread voter fraud has been reported in the Las Vegas area.

O’Donnell lost by poor messaging, as did McCain in 2008.
Angle lost by unions cheating aand rigged voting machines.

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 12:29 PM

I’m fine with that. People aren’t bashing O’Donnell because they are looking for a cheap excuse to bash the Tea Party. They are bashing her because she was a disaster that we would prefer to not see repated (same goes for Angle to a lesser extent).

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Exactly. Plus, I don’t consider a perennial candidate to be the embodiment of the Tea Party Movement, more like the embodiment of the Tea Party Express. She’s the perfect illustration of how a PAC of professional consultants try to co-opt a real grassroots movement.

Ron Johnson, who we all know didn’t get a lot of coverage by the MSM is the perfect embodiment of the movement. A successful businessman who lived his life and the American Dream and realized it was all slipping away and decided to do something about it to give back. He connected because his life symbolized all the things he was running for, and his policy positions just flowed from that life.

She’s just a grievance monger with conservative policy positions, not exactly good representation of conservatism as a philosophical idea, which is why the MSM loves her.

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 12:30 PM

And another thing!

Where have our trolls been?

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

They’re taking refuge in the only place they can. The (twice?) daily threads about O’Donnell and everything Palin related except articles Palin herself wrote.

It’s kinda of a nice break, actually.

DrAllecon on November 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I’m very curious about the black vote in FL. If I’m not mistaken did Republicans not win all statewide offices in Florida? Rubio was the strong candidate at the top of the ticket this cycle, not Rick Scott. But I’m very curious as to how the senate race shenanigans impacted everything else in the state.

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

No, Corrine Brown won and so did Wasserman-Schultz – heavy black and Jewish enclaves.

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

I don’t really know. For a brief moment I was excited about the possibility of Corrine Brown getting sent home but she kicked butt in the end. She’s not the sharpest pencil in the box but continues strong in her gerrymandered district. I am not a Rick Scott fan but his wise choice of Jennifer Carroll for Lt. Gov. made the deal for me. I have to assume that the Black vote could not have been happy with the treatment of their very principled candidate. Mr. Meek deserved so much better than he received from his own party.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Silly Dems… you’re all just cannon fodder for TehWon. You’ve served your his purpose… buhbye.

bloviator on November 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Well, she has mastered the art of blaming others for her failures, which is important for a democrat, so she has that going for her.

Vashta.Nerada on November 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Don’t worry Dems, Obama will have the credibility of your party and ideology repaired before the 2012 elections.
/s

esnap on November 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Sunk,it’s a shame you couldn’t back-track like manchin did in saying he didn’t support obama’s policies.You might still be alive to talk about it:)

ohiobabe on November 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Jennifer Carroll for Lt. Gov. made the deal for me.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Me as well. I wanted McCollum, and I was gonna abstain until he chose her. I don’t think she would hitch her wagon to anything corrupt.

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Being a moderate in the Democrat party is like being the guy in a gang that isn’t beating on you so hard.

pedestrian on November 6, 2010 at 12:41 PM

To think she was one “I screwed up and shouldn’t have looked at the blackberry” away from being Gov of Florida. But then most Democrats have a problem with admitting their faults. Look how far Obama is in denial or Peeeelosi for that matter.

Rovin on November 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

I sure wish she would have thrown a “Obama acted stupidly!” in there somewhere.

bluemarlin on November 6, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Same here, she stated that she supported and voted for McCollum. She’s just being pragmatic, there is no way she gets around Corrine Brown and I assume she is looking at Nelson’s seat.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

The fact that she was proved a liar on TV, when her staff sent her crib notes on the cell, that had no effect —- LOL

tarpon on November 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

The Moderates are just going to have to wait until the extreme left, led by Pelosi totally trashes the Democratic label. Unless the GOP screws up, the Dems will continue to lose in future election cycles.

Attention Democrats! HIRE PELOSI AS MINORITY LEADER!

GarandFan on November 6, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Cry me a river….

She had already lost billion$ in FL state pension funds as CFO….I’m amazed it was even that close. Rick Scott is a good man who got a bad rap with that whole fraud thing. He dared to oppose Hillarycare in the 90′s, so Clinton unleashed a witchhunt to take down the opposition, of which Scott was one of the biggest. Notice he was NEVER charged with anything, yet they still accuse him of being guilty. If they could have charged him, they would have.

ornery_independent on November 6, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Cousin Pookie stayed home.

SouthernGent on November 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Were Republicans this hard on Bush? I mean disenchanted with the war… but blaming him?

The left is FULL of carnivorous vegetarians! I think they should eat beef not fellow politicians.

petunia on November 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM

there is no way she gets around Corrine Brown and I assume she is looking at Nelson’s seat.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

She’s nationally electable unlike Brown. Crist should have apppointed her rather than Lemieux, though that’s not a knock at Lemieux.

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Scowling sour puss meet clean and articulate.

esnap on November 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

I bet she’s really fond of that picture. Heh.

perroviejo on November 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Damn liberals can never accept responsibility for their own actions . . . when anything goes astray they blame everything under the sun except themselves.

rplat on November 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

There was nothing in it for Charlie so he couldn’t do that. Ms. Carroll needed a foot in the door, I hope this works for her.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Never trust someone whose facial expression consistently appears to be that of one who has just sniffed a fresh turd.

pain train on November 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM

She’ll run for gov after Scott. Honestly, who knows who runs against Nelson. I actually think West will because his district will be killed if 6 goes into effect. Him or L. Diaz-Balart or Mack.

Another thing to be noted is that Sink was a horrible candidate. Early this year, people were calling her the new Martha Coakley. It was only the GOP nuke war that make the gov race competitive.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on November 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I hope she sent Zero a text message preferably when he was off teleprompter.

viking01 on November 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM

I’m fine with that. People aren’t bashing O’Donnell because they are looking for a cheap excuse to bash the Tea Party. They are bashing her because she was a disaster that we would prefer to not see repated (same goes for Angle to a lesser extent).

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I agree about not repeating it, but the blame is not with the Tea Party. The establishment is the reason Delaware was in zugzwang. Castle is a poisoned pawn and the establishment offered no other viable option on purpose to pin something on the Tea Party. To take the gambit would mean that the establishment could continue to hold the Tea Party hostage to inferior candidates like Castle that the establishment chooses which would allow them to turn the GOP back into a RINO party. It was a rejection of the establishment, but it’s getting spun as the fault of the Tea Party.

MrX on November 6, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Sink has sunk herself.
Cheating was a disaster.
The lying was worse.

Even after she had been caught cheating, she could have turned it into a positive by firing the underling and apologizing sincerely to the Florida voters. But, instead, she tried to weasle he way out of things, do duck and dodge and pretend that she was blameless.

That is repulsive to voters. If she is unwilling to admit mistakes now, how much worse would she have been once she was sitting in the Governor’s mansion?

Haiku Guy on November 6, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Even in a red wave, she should have beaten Scott. She was endorsed by EVERY newspaper. She had a strong running mate, who she kept under wraps. She had a centrist reputation and had raised plenty of cash. Scott had a huge hill to climb with his history at Columbia/HCA. He had only moved to the state 7 years ago. He is not a warm guy.

The St Pete Times, who moved heaven and earth to swing the election for Sink, ran a story today detailing 10 things she did wrong in her campaign.

Yup, blame Obama!

johnboy on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

O’Donnell lost by poor messaging, as did McCain in 2008.
Angle lost by unions cheating aand rigged voting machines.

dthorny on November 6, 2010

I don’t doubt for a second there was fraud in Nevada. That doesn’t mean that Lowden or Tarkanian wouldn’t have been better candidates than Angle in the general election. A 2-4 point poll lead isn’t enough against a crook with an incredible “ground game” (i.e. unions forcing every single member to vote)

O”Donnell lost because of poor messaging, and also because she was a poor messnger. A very poor messenger.

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM

But what comes after a fall? Recriminations, as Alex Sink reminds us in Florida.

and what better way to deal with nasty and strategically unhelpful recriminations than with strategically scheduled vacations to the Far East.

ted c on November 6, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Maybe she lost because Scott called her a whore…? Oh wait…wrong state *my bad*

ted c on November 6, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Hey Ed…you keep mis-spelling her name: Sink Stinkface

dont taze me bro on November 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM

They’re taking refuge in the only place they can. The (twice?) daily threads about O’Donnell and everything Palin related except articles Palin herself wrote.

It’s kinda of a nice break, actually.

DrAllecon on November 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

IMHO I think we Palin supporters need to accept the fact that HotAir is owned by TownHall which is a Romney supportive operation. If HA can post a piece by Tokyo Rove after the election then Palin’s wonderful NRO piece after the elections should have been posted too. No, what Hot Air will try to do is make her look ridiculous and they will trivialize her. That they also use her to get hits is hypocritical. When it comes to Palin we need to understand what Hot Air’s mission is, to help Romney.

CCRWM on November 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Sink – Sinks

It must have been difficult growing up with that last name…..and later running for public office with it :)

Dr Evil on November 6, 2010 at 2:25 PM

You know some can bash ODonnell all they want but in DE the GOP supported a RINO which we are rejecting out of hand…and ODonnelll is the only conservative who stepped up and ran…if Tokyo Rove and the NRSC hadn’t treated her so poorly she woud have done better even if she still did not win in the end. DE is a Socialist State, sorry but that is a fact.

CCRWM on November 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

In the wake of the party’s worst election drubbing since 1994, the deep frustration felt by many centrist Democrats toward the White House and the national party is now out in the open.

Man, are they downplaying the beating. It is not the worst since 1994, it is the worst since 1948.

America has rejected you in a way that it has not done for generations. Get the hint.

Theophile on November 6, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I hope she sent Zero a text message preferably when he was off teleprompter.

viking01 on November 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Never?

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Did Obama hand her that blackberry cheat sheet during the debate? This woman is clearly not fit to lead.

In such a nail biter, little things like getting caught cheating in a debate and not owning up to it have an effect.

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2010 at 2:59 PM

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM

So, a great messager is preferred over a non-lifetime candidate who wants to change the downward spiral of the nation? Which was preferred by the founding fathers?

Wasn’t Obowma “the greatest messager in the world” and where is his message now?

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 3:03 PM

So, a great messager is preferred over a non-lifetime candidate who wants to change the downward spiral of the nation? Which was preferred by the founding fathers?

Wasn’t Obowma “the greatest messager in the world” and where is his message now?

dthorny on November 6, 2010

How about this: Maybe our party could offer voters a conservative message, presented by a candidate who is credible and accomplished? Perhaps one who has a history of achievement in some field or another, and maybe some personal financial stability to boot. Better yet, it might be helpful if this person does not have a series of recorded soundbites that allow the DNC/Media to define them in a negative way.

The beautiful thing about such candiates is that many of them go on to be elected officials.

p.s. you do know the O’Donnell has run for office 3 times in the last 3 cycles, right?

BuzzCrutcher on November 6, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Sink blames loss on Obama White House

The cheating worked until somebody put lemons in my Obamanade.

Feedie on November 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM

I agree with CCRWM about Delaware.

The party “establishment” decided to support someone well out of the Republican “mainstream”. And then the Republican primary voters called them on it.

“Winning the election” is not an end, it’s a means to an end: “advancing our ideas and principles.” Delaware Republicans said “Mike Castle doesn’t do that.” O’Donnell gave them an alternative.

While it would’ve been nice if “someone” had given them a better alternative, blaming the voters for a debacle is almost always wrong.

BD57 on November 6, 2010 at 3:34 PM

UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTION DISASTER:

Sink: “They just need to be better listeners.”

Conclusion: BLAKELY’S BROMIDE: To err is human; to blame it on someone else is even more human. (Loosely based on a statement in James (“Doc”) Blakely, Joe Griffith, Robert Henry, and Jeanne Robertson, How the Platform Professionals Keep ‘Em Laughin’, 1987, p. 217.)

Obama: We just need to be better explainers.

Conclusion 1: HONEST CRITICISM: Something that’s hard to take—particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. (Based on a statement by Franklin Jones.)

Conclusion 2: DARROW’S DART: I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. (Based on a statement by Clarence Darrow.)

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on November 6, 2010 at 3:54 PM

I am not a Rick Scott fan but his wise choice of Jennifer Carroll for Lt. Gov. made the deal for me.

Cindy Munford

That is probably what saved Scott though she seemed to be under utilized. Between Scott and Sink you’re not choosing a beauty pageant winner. I actually thought Sink had better ads (though must of what was said was utter BS) then Scott and the one with several people going on about Medicare was probably effective (though again BS) and Scott never really hammered back.

Zaggs on November 6, 2010 at 4:19 PM

If I ever gave that look to my Mom, she’d say “Get that poosified look off your face before I smack it off”.

/Never look poosified. Lesson for Obama.

Key West Reader on November 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Key West Reader on November 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Moms give us great sayings we love to hate — until it’s time to pass it on.

Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!

Feedie on November 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM

[Sink] added: “They just need to be better listeners and be better at reaching out to people who are on the ground to hear about the realities of their policies as well as politics.”

No, they just need to be “on the ground” with America, instead of sashaying down the halls of power in DC. I’m so sick of hearing the phrase “reaching out,” and the political class in general. Gawd, I hate lefty lingo.

Maybe we need to ban air conditioning in DC federal buildings. Perhaps then they’d have to clear out for a few extra months every year, thereby having less time to do damage.

That’s not my idea originally, but it would certainly help.

disa on November 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Obligatory me-too comment on tonedeafness and how it must suck to be Sink.

The War Planner on November 6, 2010 at 6:16 PM

IMHO I think we Palin supporters need to accept the fact that HotAir is owned by TownHall which is a Romney supportive operation. If HA can post a piece by Tokyo Rove after the election then Palin’s wonderful NRO piece after the elections should have been posted too. No, what Hot Air will try to do is make her look ridiculous and they will trivialize her. That they also use her to get hits is hypocritical. When it comes to Palin we need to understand what Hot Air’s mission is, to help Romney.

CCRWM on November 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Interesting…I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you may be right.

ornery_independent on November 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Lanceman on November 6, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I know this is very late, but I know Republicans didn’t sweep everything in Florida. I was referring to statewide offices, gov, senate, ag, sec of state, etc., etc. I also assume that a dem won Meek’s old district. But I swear that I’ve seen that Reps won all FL & OH statewide offices on the ballot Tuesday.

Jennifer Carroll does seem like an excellent candidate. I look forward to seeing what she does in the future.

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Maybe she should not have been a member of Emily’s List and started a group in Florida. Didn’t take a genius to figure she was very liberal. I think the debate and visit to Chris Matthews where she lied and it was pointed out by CNN and then by Matthews the next day sealed the deal.

Seeing her have to concede made by Wednesday! She didn’t get the additional votes out of Pam Beach County she was expecting. For once they didn’t give the Dem the advantage. We can probably thank Rubio for the three south Florida counties not giving Sink the extra votes because a lot of people down there wanted Rubio to win so not about to cheat for Sink.

PhiKapMom on November 6, 2010 at 8:10 PM

lizzie beth on November 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM

We got rid of Grayson and elected Col. West. All in all it was a great day for Florida.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I don’t generally comment on a person’s looks, but Sink’s picture on the main page looks like she just detected an offensive odor. Must have been her campaign she’s smelling.

Mr. Grump on November 7, 2010 at 7:01 AM