I can't imagine Doug Hoffman really insists on a recount of the paper ballots, but if he does he does.
I can believe he will use real or perceived slights to garner publicity for next year's run and continue to raise money via conservative media outlets willing to cast a different light on the race than what the local MSM does.
Posturing and fundraising are OK and are as American as a cloture vote on a Saturday night.
However, this posturing runs Hoffman the risk of making him look irrationally paranoid or just a poor loser. It's tough to lose a race and there no doubt was lots of wheelin' and dealin' in the final days of the race. That is just politics. The withdrawal of Scozzafava was just politics...A race is an organic battle that you make changes in, just like a general does on a battlefield.
The assertion that ACORN urged the withdrawal of Scozzafava may be true, but it does not invalidate the results.
Mr. Hoffman and his staff know this and I really think his protests are not really meant to argue the actual votes cast November 3rd were somehow invalid.
His best way out is to say what Dick Nixon had to say in 1960....They stole it fair and square....Let's move on.
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