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The question posted Friday was: Do you think the Republican Party's victories in the governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey reflect a growing dissatisfaction with the Obama administration?
Yes -- 636 votes (72 percent)
No -- 242 votes (28 percent)
o "We can argue this one forever, but the 2010 elections will show what a mistake this country felt it made in electing Obama. I do hope rather then electing a bunch of Republicans in 2010 that some third-party candidates win. If Republicans do take back control, I hope they have learned that governing like liberal Democrats will just get them put right out of office again in 2012."
o "While there is a mixed message in this election, it should give both parties a message. Their leaders, whether Obama, (Sarah) Palin, (Joe) Biden or whoever, do not dictate how people vote. The people might like these people, but they don't follow them blindly. New Jersey saw a terrible governor and Virginia saw a weak candidate with no message. ... For Republicans, the election shows them what to do to win and what to do to lose. For Democrats, they have learned that the two-party system is still alive to the horror of their leaders, who drooled over the prospect of a one-party, one-philosophy nation."