Heroic Loser Conservative To Become Upstate New York's Norm Coleman
Fantastic news, New Yorkers: Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate who won the endorsement of real Republicans and then lost the race for Congress because he did not live in the district or know much about it? He has unconceded.
Democrat Bill Owens originally had a 5,000 vote lead over Hoffman. That vote shrank to 3,000. There are 5,800 of absentee votes left to count! And though Hoffman would need to win 75% of those votes, and though presumably many of those votes were cast before Republican Dede Scozzafava withdrew from the race (and endorsed Owens), Hoffman has decided that his concession was premature. Well, Glenn Beck decided that Hoffman's concession was premature. And Hoffman just does whatever Glenn Beck says. Because he is a true conservative.