Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yet another 'fun' Senate race...

The Delaware  Senate race is not the only wild one out there.  When you tire of finding out that O'donnell is actually NOT a witch and therefore IS you. (I am considering taking up witchcraft), there is always Oklahoma.

It is not difficult to know who would win the generals of the Oklahoma Senate race.  Tom Coburn has been quite popular in his state for many years.  But prior to the general race there is a primary race.  As for the Democrats, the following two people were in the lead for the Democratic primary.

Democratic Primaries 2010

Name: Mark Myles
Education :BA  in Economics
                - President's Leadership Scholar 
                - President of Phi Eta Sigma 
                - Member of OSU Ambassadors
Current Employment: Practices criminal, administrative, and family law 
                - Member of the American, National, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 
  County, Oklahoma Criminal Defense, and Logan County Bar Associations

Past Employment:  IBM Corporation 21 years 
               - provided business solutions to small, medium, and large businesses. As an IBM employee,
                - won numerous awards including multiple Marketing Excellence Awards and the IBM Vice President's Leadership Award


Name: Jim Rogers 

Education: Unknown
Employment: Unknown
Reason for running: Asked, he has no answer
Hobbies: Running for office - ran for president in 2004, 2008; ran for Senate every possible time since the late 90s

One thing that is known about him: not in fact related to Will Rogers or Fred Rogers from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

Guess who won the Democratic primary?

a) Jim Rogers
b) Mark Myles
c) I don't know
d) OMG!

Answer: a
      and after finding out then d
Republican Candidate -

Tom Coburn - Incumbent senator and very popular in Colorado.

Currently has a 42 point lead against Mr Rogers

2010 Election activities: Probably, right now, having dinner after spending the day fishing or golfing.  Tomorrow, likely, will start reading the new Bill O'Reilly book, "Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama"

How does this happen?  Did the Democratic citizens not spend time looking at the candidates?  Are there not enough resources?   Mr Myles believes it is 'Name recognition'.  People think Jim Rogers is related to Will Rogers.  I'm not sure that's the whole story.

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