2) This probably improves Obama’s chances of winning. The Ryan plan doesn’t exactly have a great track record winning elections: It played a large role in the Republicans’ defeat in a special election in upstate New York in early 2011.
WRONG ON THE FACTS.
THE PHONY TEA PARTY CANDIDATE, JACK DAVIS - WHO GOT 9% OF THE VOTE - COST THE GOP THE ELECTION. WIKI:
Hochul defeated Corwin 47 to 43 percent in the special election held on May 24, with Jack Davis receiving 9 percent, and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy receiving 1 percent of the vote.MORE:
Davis briefly, but unsuccessfully courted the Democrats for their nomination, then decided to run on a newly created independent line, under the name "Tea," sending out paid campaign workers to collect the 3,500 required signatures for a ballot listing (Davis's campaign workers collected over 12,000 signatures in total). He received the endorsement of the Tea Party Coalition of New York, but his Republican opponent Corwin got the endorsements of TEA New York and the Tea Party Express.IT WAS THE SPLIT BETWEEN THE GOP AND THE TEA PARTY THAT LED TO HOCHUL'S VICTORY AND NOT MEDISCARE. AND CERTAINLY NOT RYAN.
TRENDE IS SIMPLY WRONG ON THE FACTS AND HIS ANALYSIS IS BAD.
REPEAT: IT WAS A SPLIT BETWEEN TEA PARTY VOTERS AND GOP VOTERS THAT GAVE THE WIN TO THE DEMOCRAT.
THAT WON'T HAPPEN THIS FALL.