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Will in Seattle 1
Already voted.

Projected 89 percent turnout makes this meaningless. Repubs show massive D early votes nationwide.

Now vote and stop whining.

See u at Kate's Pub tonight!
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
Voted for Inslee already. But that being said I kept asking why Inslee didn't campaign sooner and get his name out there much earlier than he did.

He is largely not well known outside the Puget Sound area and McKenna is known statewide. Inslee largely did this to himself.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
No, Inslee did it to US with his late, inept campaigning. We're the ones who will have to deal with McKenna as governor. If Inslee loses and Obama wins, Inslee will probably get some sort of appointment and he won't have to live in Washington.
Posted by sarah70 on October 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
Inslee has actually run a pretty good campaign from about June until the last week or so. What has happened is the same thing that happened to Bob Ferguson and to Democrats across the country - there's a huge wave of right-wing TV ads hitting right now and that is making everything much closer than it needs to be. Inslee hasn't been able to hit back yet. He'll have to, though, to prevent a late McKenna surge.

But I don't blame Inslee here. I blame Democratic voters. Rob McKenna is a deeply right-wing candidate who hates women's rights and hates gay rights. He wants to slash government spending on the things Democrats care about. No self-respecting Democrat in this state should be even considering voting for McKenna.

It's not up to Inslee alone to fix that. Each of us has a role to play too, making sure that our family and friends are voting for Inslee. Voting for McKenna is just like voting for George W. Bush in 2000 - we know how that turned out and friends shouldn't let friends make that mistake again.
Posted by junipero on October 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
@ 2 He seem to start May of 2011, how much earlier could have have started.
Posted by Seattle14 on October 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM · Report this
The Republicans have been running unelectable nut jobs and oily liars right up till Dino's very, very close loss in the last cycle. The Dems have gotten awfully lazy over the years as seen in Inslee's lackluster, uninspiring run against McKenna, who has been a competent and patently un-crazy candidate. So yes, @6, the Democrats have themselves and complacency to blame.
Posted by Westside forever on October 22, 2012 at 2:47 PM · Report this
NaFun 9
Those numbers are significantly better than the last two polls we've seen (in regards to I-502). I wanna see Darryl at Horses Ass do his thing on the ballot initiative and referenda so I can know if this is an outlier or not.
Posted by NaFun on October 22, 2012 at 2:48 PM · Report this
Big Sven 10
Inslee couldn't start until the current Governor decided whether to run or not. Since then he's run a fine campaign.
Posted by Big Sven on October 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM · Report this
@11 No on marijuana? What aren't you smoking?
Posted by DannyG on October 22, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
Oh wait, I just saw you split Obama/McKenna... Nevermind, but please put down the meth pipe. Leotarded, indeed!
Posted by DannyG on October 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Bemusedchicken 14
this is utterly horrifying. satan is truly the god of this earth if these polls turn out to be true..please god make this be a stranger attempt to scare the slog hipsters into falling into line and voting democrat!
Posted by Bemusedchicken on October 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM · Report this
watchout5 16
After watching the debates I was ok with voting for Inslee. I don't understand the votes for the charter schools. Propaganda is working? If I did a poll of 500 people I know who might vote who are under the age of 30 I bet 10% could tell you what the charter schools imitative is about. "You mean it's school you pay extra for and could get tax credits for using taking away money from public schools?" *rolls eyes* I say we pay for bachelor degrees for every Washington citizen before we give incentives to schools to cherry pick their students while taking my money.
Posted by watchout5 on October 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 17
All right, kiddos. It's time to GET OUT THE VOTE for Democrats! Tell all your friends to vote all Democrats up and down the ballot. I don't believe these trickster pollsters telling us Inslee and McKenna are tied. They told us it was tied just before the primaries, and Jay whooped Rob's ass. But the only way to repeat this victory is get everyone in your life to stop complaining about Republicans for 10 minutes and fill out the fucking ballot. It's not just about Obama and Inslee. Bob Ferguson needs to become our next Attorney General and Kathleen Drew needs to become our next Secretary of State, or you're gonna see Republican style voter suppression and fraud like you've never seen before. Reagan Dunn and Kim Wyman are waiting in the wings to upload the Karl Rove, aka Koch Brothers, strategy of racism starting November 7th. Are you gonna let these crooks and thugs get away with this bullshit?
Posted by Occupy Seattle on October 22, 2012 at 9:07 PM · Report this
Occupy Seattle 18
Btw, I love these trolls above "complaining" about Jay Inslee's "lackluster campaigning." Yeah, Inslee did such a terrible job that McKenna went from beating Inslee by 10 percent in the polls earlier this year, to trailing by 6 percent. Most of the recent polls (even the ones that claim to be tied) actually show Inslee beating McKenna by 2 to 4 percent consistently. So if anyone should be whining and complaining, it should be McKenna's supporters. They have no one to blame but their party, candidates, and campaign for running such lackluster campaign full of lies. Beyond the hard core Tea Party Republican fanatics, do you actually see any normal average voters excited about Republicans this year? Me thinks not. The Republican Congress fucked Americans in 2011 with their disastrous bills. The Republican Governors fucked Americans with their war against women and minorities. The Republican Attorney General ROB MCKENNA fucked us in 2010 with his opposition to Affordable Care Act. And the Republicans in Olympia fucked with by slashing all health and human services programs in the budget. And NOW they spin us a fairy tale of the "moderate Republican"? I'd be more likely to see Big Foot than a "moderate, bipartisan Republican."
Posted by Occupy Seattle on October 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM · Report this

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