Joe Mondello is keeping his streak of incompetence and failure alive with this disaster.""
About five years ago, a number of republicans were concerned about the way the Republican Party was going with special interests and in order to start beating Democrats, they'd have to build on a platform of reform. Democrats don't have to campaign on reform, because if no one campaigns on it, they end up having the numbers in the end when it comes to those who vote by party. Sadly, it seems that Democrats are the ones who woke up first and started talking about reform. Now, the Republicans have nothing left unless they begin to unite behind a reform agenda in addition to fiscal responsibility and away from special interests."
I wonder if Sen. Bruno finally realizes that his political machine has broken down and can no longer get voters out to elect and re-elect GOP Senators.
He lost three seats in 2004. He lost Spano in 2006 and couldn't get back the upstate seat he lost. Maltese won only by a few hundred votes.
Now he's lost Balboni's old seat.
Two more resignations (or switches), and the Democrats will be charge before the next election.
What's funny is that Bruno still thinks he is doing a great job."
I'm kind of surprised that Johnson won by such a relatively large margin, given how close everyone said it would be. I guess it just shows how far the state party has declined. It's only a matter of time now b/f the Senate goes. Either some R's will switch or the Senate will go D in the 08 election.
It's also an embarassing night for Mondello and Skelos to lose in their backyards.
I wonder what Joe B will say tomorrow?"