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Monday, June 27, 2005

How dumb is Chris Craddock?

Email just in:

I got a call from Craddock tonight...unfortunately for him, I'm not in the district.

Click above to read about it first hand.


At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha, ccccchhhhhrrrriiiissss

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous rural not stupid said...

Well, if your candidate is younger than most campaign managers, what can you really expect?

At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craddock can't win this, no way. He's too crazy- even for Cucinelly

At 12:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, the calls were made last night in the 40th as well.

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously a campaign run by novices.

At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Freddie said...

How long have he had the phone number? If he had it just a couple of years, Craddock may have been calling an unpurged voter from the correct district. Craddock just would not have know that the voter had moved and given up the phone number.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Ron said...

But freddie, it's always so much more fun if you can call a Republican candidate "dumb."


You do run an interesting blog. But please don't waste your time ands ours with silly stuff like this. As freddie alluded, candidates work with a snapshot of voter information, so if the voter moved and the phone number was reassigned, or if someone misprogrammed a number, stuff like this may happen.

At 7:07 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

I would agree, except this was very widespread. Lots of reports coming in. My GOP source speculates they may have been using the Cuccinelli list and failed to sort it by precinct.

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this would matter if he had a real opponent. No matter how crazy Craddock may be, if he faces someone on vacation in Europe he will win.

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Caputo!! said...

Wrong! Caputo is back. He came back as soon as he got the endorsement from the Queen of France.

At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Ron said...


Fine. So Craddock may have used a Cuccinelli list. Does that really merit "dumb?" I'm sure you are just peachy perfect!

Here's an idea: If you HAPPEN to make a mistake, can we judge your intelligence for you? Here are some ideas:

Froot Loops for brains

All sarcasm aside, this is also a guy who defeated a 14-year office holder with 66% of the vote. A lot of Republicans (in Party organization) had no faith in him and didn't give him a lot of support. The people who voted for Craddock aren't weird, wild-eyed types. They are mostly the older voters (closer in age to Reese than Craddock) who turn out in non-Presidential-year primaries.

He's still doing more things right than wrong, as far as I can tell. He didn't JUST win on Reese's bad campaign.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

Ron, Fair enough. We gave him a lot of credit in the primary. But there is no excuse to not sort for your district.

At 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron: They were wild eyed types. I heard some noise outside my house last night and noticed some craddock voters making a racket in my back yard. One was eating out of my trashcan while the other one, who was wearing earmuffs, was spraypainting "Kill All Homos. Governor Warner eats human flesh." on the street.

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Jesus tell them to do that?

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt that any of those calls are being made directly by the Craddock campaign. They are most likely being made by one of the professional polling/calling companies, hired by the campaign.

In a HOD race, where often times zip codes, streets, even neighborhoods are split between districts, yep crossover happens.

Often times, early in a cycle, campaigns are fleshing out old/new lists, testing data, calling on those who vote infrequently and are therefore not clearly identified, etc. Early on (as this is for the GE) I would prefer to have too many people called, even those just outside the district, than not have enough calls being made. Those calls are a part of how you 'sort it'.

And yeah, people never tire of those Jesus jokes! We agree, bash Craddock for having faith, expressin it, whatever.

Vocal Chrisitians - the last socially acceptable target!

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