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General Grant Looks At The 2012 US Senate Battlefield

General Grant understood one concept quite clearly. Look for where you have the strength in numbers, and use this strength to achieve a victory. A lot of battlefield tactical errors can still be overcome if you are stronger in number. I am going to apply this concept to the 2012 US Senate contests. Another thing I am going to do is not name any candidate or potential candidate name for these contests. I will not name any names because you who live in these states should be deciding who the candidate in your state will be. Do not be lazy and let some expert or some establishment politician in DC tell you who it will be. Instead of complaining about the insider politicians in your state GOP become an insider yourself. Become a PC, and maybe you will get picked to be a county chairman or a state delegate to the national convention. It can only happen when you get involved.

I will name some names from the 2010 US Senate elections. There is power in being an incumbent, and this is why only two incumbents, Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), lost in the general election. There were also three incumbents, Bob Bennett (R-UT), Arlen Spector (D-PA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who lost in the primary. The incumbent Lisa Murkowski won the general election running as an independent. I believe she won because many of the Alaska GOP insiders were supporting her instead of the GOP winner, Joe Miller. Unlike Mike Lee (R-UT) Joe Miller supporters did not become insiders within the Alaska GOP to give him the party support he needed. Instead of just not liking what insiders are doing in your state party you need to step up and start replacing them.

There are 37 Rs and 30 Ds that are safe because they are not up in 2012. If we keep the Ds to winning only 10 and Rs win 23, then we have a super majority. If we keep the Ds to winning only 19 and Rs win 14, then we win a simple majority. There are 8 Rs who are incumbents seeking reelection, and there are 18 Ds who are incumbents seeking reelection, and there are 7 open seats. There are 19 seats from States that have a GOP Governor. That a majority of voters have decided to elect a GOP Governor is a sign of a possible positive trend for the GOP. If we win all of those we are still 4 seats short of a super majority. So, with all of this lay of the land analysis, and with no names of any candidates, I have listed below the states the Rs can win. I ranked them from most likely to least likely.

  1. Wyoming
  2. Utah
  3. Mississippi
  4. Tennessee
  5. Texas
  6. Indiana
  7. Maine
  8. Arizona
  9. Nevada
  10. Virginia
  11. North Dakota
  12. New Mexico
  13. Nebraska
  14. Florida
  15. Ohio
  16. Pennsylvania
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Michigan
  19. New Jersey
  20. Massachusetts
  21. Missouri
  22. Montana
  23. Minnesota
  24. West Virginia
  25. Connecticut
  26. Washington
  27. Hawaii
  28. Delaware
  29. New York
  30. California
  31. Rhode Island
  32. Maryland
  33. Vermont

Finally I have a motivational video, but I need to warn you. It is laced with a lot of profanity that you will not want children or people at a workplace to hear. Watch the video if you are able to, and do not be lazy. Have Courage. Get Motivated. Get involved.

Cross-posted at The Minority Report

pilgrim
I am retired after 36 years of being a state of Indiana employee. I enjoy writing and reading conservative blogs.

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  1. Thank you for all your research in this area Pilgrim. I would have probably placed Ohio further down the list, even though we now have an R as gov and another R as US senator.

    It’s going to be very difficult to get Sherrod Brown out of Ohio. Although he did make a pretty damning speech on the senate floor yesterday about the union situation, and I plan to add it to the Facebook page I started in an attempt to ensure he isn’t re-elected.

  2. Great research Pil, thanks!

    Before US Grant came to be known as a drunkard, he was known as a tenacious and daring Commander. Once he sunk his teeth into something he didn’t let go. There’s a tale told about Grants men moving to take up positions to attack one of their objectives. The move was being executed in the dark of night with a drizzling rain thrown in just because Infantrymen like it that way. The warren of small trails cutting through the Virginia woods we’re making navigation difficult, several units had already taken wrong turns and become lost. As the lead elements approached a dark fork in the road a figure sat silently on horseback. The men drew near and the slouched, wet figure raised an arm, pointing down the right fork of the road. Men filed silently past the disheveled figure and would have never known who it was till the glow of a cigar lit the determined face of General Ulysses S. Grant.

    The road he points down today leads into the Republican Party. That’s our battle. The Democrat Party left Reagan 50 years ago, we have to stop the Republican Party from leaving us today.

  3. Whoa! That American soldier has a tendency to speak his mind. If those guys didn’t get the feeling from that speech that they’d better start to act like men and not ladies, their interpreter wasn’t working right.

  4. The VA Senate seat is going Republican in 2012. Tim Kaine hasn’t decided yet if he will run, and if not, then One Term Tommy Periello will run on the D ticket to replace Jim Webb. Very early polling has George Allen cleaning the floor against Kaine and Perriello. He is also way out in front against the other 2 declared Republicans. Allen won’t have another macaca moment, guaranteed. There were a few other names out there of possible Republican candidates, but, if Allen keeps polling as he has, they may not enter the race. Jamie Radtke, the Ron Paul supporting candidate is not polling well, as I expected. She has virtually no experience or name recognition. I predict that Allen will be going back to Washington, for good or bad.

  1. Thank you for all your research in this area Pilgrim. I would have probably placed Ohio further down the list, even though we now have an R as gov and another R as US senator.

    It’s going to be very difficult to get Sherrod Brown out of Ohio. Although he did make a pretty damning speech on the senate floor yesterday about the union situation, and I plan to add it to the Facebook page I started in an attempt to ensure he isn’t re-elected.

  2. Great research Pil, thanks!

    Before US Grant came to be known as a drunkard, he was known as a tenacious and daring Commander. Once he sunk his teeth into something he didn’t let go. There’s a tale told about Grants men moving to take up positions to attack one of their objectives. The move was being executed in the dark of night with a drizzling rain thrown in just because Infantrymen like it that way. The warren of small trails cutting through the Virginia woods we’re making navigation difficult, several units had already taken wrong turns and become lost. As the lead elements approached a dark fork in the road a figure sat silently on horseback. The men drew near and the slouched, wet figure raised an arm, pointing down the right fork of the road. Men filed silently past the disheveled figure and would have never known who it was till the glow of a cigar lit the determined face of General Ulysses S. Grant.

    The road he points down today leads into the Republican Party. That’s our battle. The Democrat Party left Reagan 50 years ago, we have to stop the Republican Party from leaving us today.

  3. Whoa! That American soldier has a tendency to speak his mind. If those guys didn’t get the feeling from that speech that they’d better start to act like men and not ladies, their interpreter wasn’t working right.

  4. The VA Senate seat is going Republican in 2012. Tim Kaine hasn’t decided yet if he will run, and if not, then One Term Tommy Periello will run on the D ticket to replace Jim Webb. Very early polling has George Allen cleaning the floor against Kaine and Perriello. He is also way out in front against the other 2 declared Republicans. Allen won’t have another macaca moment, guaranteed. There were a few other names out there of possible Republican candidates, but, if Allen keeps polling as he has, they may not enter the race. Jamie Radtke, the Ron Paul supporting candidate is not polling well, as I expected. She has virtually no experience or name recognition. I predict that Allen will be going back to Washington, for good or bad.

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