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To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures

CVN65 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 8:37 AM
Some people are "garden variety" stupid. Others aspire to much greater heights. I salute you in your attempt to reach for the stars.
Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats.

That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states.

But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout.

But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when you compare the...