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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ro Khanna predicts a landslide victory over Mike Honda in November

Ro Khanna and Rep. Mike Honda with less than 100
days until Election Day, begin the stretch run.
CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |
In the span of about two months Ro Khanna has gone from predicting his own 10-12 point primary defeat to declaring a runaway 10-point victory in this November's general election rematch against Rep. Mike Honda.

“We will win by at least 10 points,” said Khanna. “Honestly, there's just no path for Mike Honda at this point.”

Khanna made the astonishing prediction in a Los Angeles Times article published Thursday.

The second half of the statement is not new. Khanna and his campaign have been privately pushing a talking point that the voter makeup of the November election does not favor Honda, especially in light of the primary election result.

Khanna topped Honda by 1.7 percentage points last June. Honda defeated Khanna by less than four points in the 2014 general election.

Nevertheless, the boastful statement from Khanna is somewhat out of character for a candidate who admitted shortly after the June primary that he fully expected to lose by a significant margin.

Honda's campaign disagrees with Khanna's prognostication skills and the type of voters expected during the upcoming high-turnout election this fall.

"Ro's predictions are not based in logic or reason," said Vedant Patel, communication director for the Honda campaign. "Democrats will turn out in full force this November to elect the first woman President, when that happens Ro is going to have to explain the Republican ties, corporate interests, and Wall Street investors that fund his campaign."

5 comments :

It is a classic bit of military strategy. You project strength, and confidence, in a effort to bewilder your opponent and encourage your own troops to work harder. Text book stuff. If we know anything, we know that only the political wonks even care about who is their Congressman, and that it is very, very hard to predict the outcome in CA#17...because most people, like me. just hang up on any phone calls from people taking a poll.

Just my thoughts...

Ron Cohen for Congress 2018

It is a classic bit of military strategy. You project strength, and confidence, in a effort to bewilder your opponent and encourage your own troops to work harder. Text book stuff. If we know anything, we know that only the political wonks even care about who is their Congressman, and that it is very, very hard to predict the outcome in CA#17...because most people, like me. just hang up on any phone calls from people taking a poll.

Just my thoughts...

Ron Cohen for Congress 2018

By MW:

I am not sure whether in recent years Mike Honda has become extremely senile, or whether it is simply that he has always been an extremely dizzy total idiot, but since in recent years I have been paying somewhat more attention to his statements, therefore it only seems that he has finally totally lost his mind.

But in a way Mike Honda kind of reminds me of a character who used to work for the same large organization I was employed by.

Mr. "X" worked in a department that regularly coordinated and closely worked with the department I worked in, so therefore the members of my department became very familiar with Mr. "X."

Mr. "X" was a professional idiot who as a regular habit did and said the most outrageous things, and simply because he enjoyed acting like an idiot.

So one day shortly after "X" said something that was unusually idiotic even by his "standards," I described "X's" comment to a member of my department, and then said "He has lost his mind," and which caused my co-worker, and who was fully familiar with "X," to reply "First he would have to have a mind."

And if anybody who should ever decide to build a specialty zoo in which we could display in cages politicians who are extremely dizzy and/or extremely senile, the Bay area would be the perfect place for such a zoo, and some of the creatures we could put on display would include Mike Honda, Mary Hayashi, Jean Quan, Nadia Lockyer, and Pete Stark.

Not sure why my comment is on here twice. I only put it in once. Sorry if I made a mistake!

Ron

Not sure why my comment is on here twice. I only put it in once. Sorry if I made a mistake!

Ron

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