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My Analysis of the 2013 Elections

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Thursday, November 7, 2013

My Analysis of the 2013 Elections

Here's my analysis of Tuesday's elections. New Yorkers will regret picking Bill DiBlasio as their mayor. He is the direct opposite of Rudy Giuliani who did so much good for the city. DiBlasio is a committed socialist who wants to raise taxes in an already over-taxed city.

Terry McAuliffe won the governor's race in Virginia because Ken Cuccenelli lost it. Cuccenelli refused to speak out on social issues and McAuliffe defined him as anti-woman. For the stupid voters, it worked just enough for McAuliffe to eek out a victory and be a front man for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

In New Jersey, Chris Christie won big with more than 60 percent of the vote in a very blue state. In his victory statement he said what could be a slogan for 2016 should he decide to run for President: "We are not a debating society. We are a political operation that needs to win." In a rebuke to conservative purists, Christie told a group of Republicans in August: "If we don't win, we don't govern. And if we don't govern, all we do is shout into the wind." Good point. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: November 7, 2013