Monday, November 14, 2005

Cry Me A River

Doug Forrester is now blaming President Bush's recent low popularity for his loss to Jon Corzine last week for NJ gov. "If Bush's numbers were where they were a year ago, or even six months ago, I think we would have won on Tuesday," Forrester told the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

This strikes me as a bit infantile. Doug ran probably the best campaign he could, but it just wasn't good enough. Them's the breaks. Trying to slough off his loss by heaping blame on the president doesn't make him look better, and it surely won't curry any favor with Forrester's friends in the GOP.

I can't say what Forrester's future political plans are. Frankly, after losing a Senate race and a gubernatorial race, the people of New Jersey might have a few ideas of their own what Forrester's political future should be. But if he does want to continue his quest for public office, then he should do what we all must do when faced with defeat. Take your loss, take it like a man, and live to fight another day.

And don't blame the president. Everyone blames the president. Be original for Pete's sake.

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