Sunday, November 4, 2007

157. Election Results

You can get the election results here. I'm just glad the Saipan Casino Act went down in flames.

Angelo has a discussion going on about the effect of blogs on the vote. I'm sure others are licking their wounds or celebrating in style.

As for me, I'm enjoying the relaxed post-election atmosphere. The tension from the uncertainty has drained away. Good or bad, whether you like the results or not, we now know what we'll be living with for the next few years.

I personally was surprised that so many incumbents won re-election. And I would like to hear what others think is the reason?

Do we not blame them for the present predicament? Are we still having candidates win based on family size? Are the incumbents who won somehow perceived as different than the others? What's up?


Samatakah said...

I don't know if it's like this in Saipan, but in the States name recognition is practically everything. In some cases it's more important than scandal.

Saipan Writer said...

This is such a small island, it's not only name recognition. It's knowing the candidates personally and being family! Scandal is often ignored (or it's blown out of proportion!).