Counting the Grizzly Corpses
While Sarah Palin does her best to distract us from these prominent losses, it’s time to count corpses. These are some of the mama and papa grizzlies who couldn’t buy an election even after spending hundreds of millions — perhaps it was those faint whiffs of corruption, craziness, and fanaticism that turned the voters off, or perhaps it was just Sarah’s endorsements that cost the GOP a senate tie or even majority.
Carly Fiorina (CA - Senate)
Meg Whitman (CA - Governor)
Sharron Angle (NV - Senate)
Christine O’Donnell (DE - Senate)
Linda McMahon (CT - Senate)
Ken Buck (CO - Senate)
Joe Miller (AK - Senate)
Douglas Hoffman (NY-23)
Tom Emmer (probable loss MN - Governor)
Dan Maes (CO - Governor)
Carl Paladino (NY - Governor)
Those are the prominent ones, here are more Tea Party House losses:
(bear with me, trying to cut and paste, but when I do it thinks I’m pasting video code…)
… I know there are others out there, help me finish the list in comments fellow lizards, and don’t forget those primary losers either. There were more Tea party winners than losers, but most of them were shoo-ins for their particular very red states — moderate candidates in the Western and North East states could have put the GOP in total control. Meanwhile, there are probably Democrats wondering what sort of plum Chairmanship they could offer Moderate Republican Lisa Murkowski to switch, even though she’s stated that she will caucus with the GOP.