If we learned anything from the many, many women who have come forward to claim affairs with Tiger Woods in the past week, it’s that, like Bill Clinton, the professional golfer has a type. His is busty and usually blonde. She enjoys “modeling,” carrying drinks on trays, sex with married famous people, and probably appletinis. She hates mean people and giving a simple yes or no answer to questions about whether she is sleeping with someone else’s husband (unless they are paying). Most of all, the alleged Tiger Woods mistress would like to be famous. And as the blanket coverage of the affair has shown, the world is only too happy to comply. The trouble is, with more and more of these gals coming out of the, er, woods every day, they’re getting harder and harder to keep track of. So we made a little slideshow, so that you can get to know each of these women as the individuals.
Seems likely Democrats will eventually get up to about 60 million total votes for the House once unprocessed ballots from California are tallied. Maybe a bit more (~61M?) based on what’s left in other states. Those are similar numbers to what recent GOP presidential candidates have received.
Trump got 63M votes, Romney 61M, McCain 60M. Democratic votes for the House this year should be very close to that range. There’s not any precedent for an opposition party coming this close to matching the president’s vote total from 2 years earlier. The closest to an exception was when Democratic House candidates in 1970 got 92% of Nixon’s vote total from 1968.
Of course, this reflects three things we already knew:
1) Trump was elected despite losing the popular vote;
2) Democrats’s won by a big margin this year and
3) Turnout was VERY high.
But Trump is a very unpopular president, and I don’t think that’s totally sunk in yet in how he’s covered.
About 60 million people turned out to vote for Democrats for the House this year. That is a **crazy** number. (Republicans got 45m votes in the 2010 wave.) And this was sort of missed. Why so many stories about Trump voters in truck stops and not so many about “the resistance”?