Monday, October 01, 2007So Rick Santorum is thinking about running for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2010. Ol' Ricky won a wopping 41% of the vote in 2006, losing by nearly 19 pts to Bob Casey. Pretty crazy, right? So I'm sitting there laughing, when I wonder when was the last time an incumbent Senator lost that bad. "Hmm. George McGovern in 1980, maybe?" Then I scroll through wikipedia's Senate Elections pages and look at the margins of victory - and sure enough, George McGovern is the last Senator to lose by a bigger margin (he got shellacked 58-39 by James Abdnor).
The fact that I knew this factoid made me feel really cool - for like 10 seconds. Then I thought, "Hey maybe knowing something like this actually makes me really lame."
Which is it?
Posted by Arbitrista @ 9:17 PM
Cool. Definitely. ;-)By Ursa, at 7:10 PM
Well, I think it makes you cool, but I understand that we're not normal people.By Paul Curtis, at 9:22 AM