Saturday, October 31, 2009

Exception to the Rule

Analyzing the 2007 local elections in our Almanac of Monroe County Politics, we said:   "In nearly every instance, candidate selection and candidate performance explain the outcome."   (We were speaking of races in competitive towns and districts.)

Interestingly, one local race this year seems to be defying the principle of candidate quality determining outcome.   But you'll have to wait.   Analyzing it before election day could give counsel and guidance to enemies of the people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ordinarily the exception to the rule would be relevant. However this time around, the vote is on a social referendum regarding a troubled county administration; hence there are no exceptions. In the vernacular, this is "a game changer." Or as Yogi Berra has said, "its deja vue all over again".