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It never ceases to amaze me how Democrats will never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Had this been a sitting Republican president who lost these two states to the rival party, this article would no doubt be bleeding with comments about how the Republicans are on their way out.

Hailing from the state from whence this fraud of a diplomat came from, the only substantive statement that can be made about Obama is that he's the 101st senator. We needed a leader, and we got a celebrity.

I think these elections in New Jersey and Virginia are a response to Chicago politics coming to the White House. Then again, it perfectly fits the direction this great nation is headed: from a meritocracy to an entitlement-minded society.

I was raised to believe that well done was better than well said. This president clearly does not believe that. And this writer's predictable pandering is nothing more than an indication that the lowest common denominator is getting lower and lower.

Try being informed, not just opinionated.

Boyd Waverley

Aurora, IL

Nov 12 2009 - 2:49am

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This review totally overlooks one of the most important issues in the New Jersey race. What is a voter to do when the Democratic machine is shot through with corruption, and the Republican is a noted corruption-fighter?

This issue had a larger impact than many of the social and economic ones. What position would The Nation, as a guide, take in such cases?

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Nov 5 2009 - 10:45pm