Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Good Riddance

Another incumbent goes down in a primary. Democrat Alan Mollohan loses his seat after 28 years. I'm not crying over it. With the anti-incumbent fever running high, we have to expect a certain number of losses on both sides and from what little I know about the guy, I think he was pretty corrupt, as most of them are after a few terms inside the Beltway bubble.

Can't say I'm thrilled with the winner. The guy has Blue Dog written all over him and in a statement after the results were declared said, "the outcome is a referendum on President Barack Obama and his policies, from bailouts of banks and takeovers of car companies to health care reform," all of which he came out against. John Cole, who lives in WV has more and says the GOPer is probably not too crazy.

Thinking we might be better off losing this one to the GOP altogether but in any event, getting rid of an entrenched establishment guy like Mollohan strikes me as good in the long term, no matter how it plays for the Dems in the immediate future.

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