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"This is Red Eye Radio all across America, eight six six ninety redeye he is Eric Harley and I'm Gary McNamara. Welcome in good morning. Just reading here from Fox News. Incumbent Senate incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed the Brad Kavanagh supreme court nomination appear to pay the price on election day with senators Heidi Heitkamp, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, Claire mccaskill of Missouri and Florida's Bill Nelson all suffering defeat. And if Jon tester loses Montana. That would be another one. Yeah. You would have five. That would have lost. Because of that the point. I'm trying to bring up. Is if you did not have the cavenaugh fight end up liking dead. If you did not have the caravan. Might've been a different day. For the midterms. And I'm asking this because when you look at Texas Ted Cruz won by less than three points. Debater aerobic. If the caravan did not reopen the whole open border debate, if the cavenaugh hearings, and then the accusations had never taken place, if it was simply a vote that went fifty one to forty nine without any hoopla, except the normal things that you would have heard could it have been a different case. My I guess my point is did the Democrats with their shenanigans end up losing the Senate. Out have been different turnout was tremendous. For democrat. Democrats were extremely energized. Be really interesting to see what the total number of Democrats versus Republicans were that came out yesterday or came out, you know, early voting and came out for the midterm elections. And I don't know what the answer is. Nobody will ever know what the answer is. It's just a question when you look at how much energy that put into Republicans. We know the Democrats were energized already. I have never seen anything that has come before midterm election. That has energized the party in power to go to the polls like the cavenaugh hearings the accusations. And then the caravan. That almost fit in. And it was funny because when the whole caravan thing happened and that weekend were on social media, saying Republicans are standing that. This was something to defeat Trump. No, it's going to have the opposite effect. What are they talking about? This is something that's going to hurt. It's gonna hurt the Democrats. And so I just wonder if you see how close the Texas race was with Ted Cruz. You see how close some of these other races were or how they change and how the polls know how they moved Donnelly mccaskill Bill Nelson. Heidi Heitkamp might have been defeated. Anyway. Yeah. I think there was already in the polls, you could see Heitkamp losing ground. But I think this was about that. I think this was about all the above everything that that we saw in recent weeks. Which is interesting because you energize the Republican base. But in Texas, you had the Democrats energized, especially for a mid-term like like never before based on a Rourke. And. You know, you asked me off the air could that could that race of gone differently? Without the cavenaugh thing. Take the caravan thing and the cavenaugh thing off the table. They they never happened. I think there's a case to be made of aerobic based on the media coverage and everything else making him the media darling in the state getting much closer to of not beating and it was close. I mean. In texas. Ted Cruz should've I was telling you should have performed better. Maybe not like the governor did over Lupe Valdez. But certainly there should have been a wider margin that if you looked at the polls going in those recent polls in recent days, maybe somewhere around there. Least seventy eight points. Didn't happen. So without capital without the without the caravan thing. Because Texas is a border state. Would you take those things off the table? You could have seen an aerobic work win. I think there's a case to be made for that based on the turnout based on the media treatment, the better, I think so. I mean, you can talk about the the loss for a Rourke, but he's not done. He'll look at the numbers here that the overall turnout for the election. He'll look at that impact. He's not done. Where does he go you, and I were discussing as he pulled a Hillary Clinton and move. Stay and walk in. Right. Walk into that. Blue state. He could do that. Right. He could he could go to California and do that. Because the and the question that we were asking is if you decide to run for the Senate again he'd have to wait six years if you wanted to take on Ted Cruz, but what do you want to take a few years? What do you want to take on John Cornyn? Right. And you and I looked and said well corner, maybe a different animal for him to go up against. And do you want to lose the same race again? Or do you wanna go somewhere else where you know that you can get a victory and Democrats, look he's a national figure Hillary nobody cared. No. Because. Arkansas. She didn't care. They'll see him as a a hopeful for the White House one day. I mean, they're already talking that way still talking about it. I think tonight there was some analysis. You know, saying, well, you know, he could still run in two thousand twenty if he wanted to even though he says he doesn't want to run the White House in two thousand twenty. I mean, there is that option that he could take on Trump. I think probably you're looking at more likely because Hillary said she's not going to run assume that that is true and holds true. I think whether it's twenty twenty or or more likely twenty twenty four you'll probably see Gavin Newsom at some point he's gonna Newsom who's going to step up and run for the White House. That's that's just a given. If you look at his how about that. Right. How about the next couple of years put him in a high position in the DNC to be able to fundraise since we see how he was able to fund raise in this particular election. And then at at that point if in twenty twenty this is if you're a democrat strategist if Trump loses not that he is part of the ticket. But then he is put into some high position within the next two minutes democrat administration. Just throwing that out. What do you do with better O'Rourke? Now when you see how we can fund raise. When you see how close he came to Ted Cruz when when the Democrats right now are dying for a rock star. They got to have a rockstar. And a case you'll Cortez. They don't believe that. She is as articulate as a beta Iraq, right, right? In fact, many are trying to distance themselves from her saying like she didn't make sense whatsoever. He hasn't said enough. She's actually see the problem with a case, your Cortez is she's got into specific discussions on topics and got into a little detail. And everybody says she's really clueless. She has no idea what she's talking about. Right. Well. Makes sense. I think if if Trump wins reelection, I think Gavin Newsom is going to be the strong contender because at that point in two thousand twenty four. If another democrat beats because I don't think Gavin Newsom would run in twenty twenty he'll take office as governor of California. And and then immediately turn around and run for the White House. I guess I guess he could I doubt that's going to happen. He's probably gonna sit there a few years. And then what that experience basically be his steppingstone as if you look back on the history of his rise. That's kind of the way it's been, you know, coming from the mayor of San Francisco all the way to the next governor of California, I see that in two thousand twenty four if if a democrat does not win against Trump and twenty twenty I think Gavin Newsom is going to be there their guy in two thousand twenty four. And we'll see. But if a democrat wins and twenty twenty then I don't know who you know, who that would be because no it's funny because nobody seems to want to run. Well, look, and and the reason that you would pick. I I don't know whether he's going to be the choice, you're going further than I would be I believe he is a good choice because governors are viewed as less controversial as the current group of senators that would run if you're looking at a Cory Booker Camila, Harris, if you're looking at a at Elizabeth Warren, you're talking about people that are viewed by I think independence says okay, these people are radical and the those people all are scarred. In some way, were governor like Gavin Newsom of California is not scarred in that same way, he can come across as a UniteR because I'm a governor of the biggest state in the union, and we. Tax our people to death. And so vote for me. I'm trying to think of a reason. Yeah. I'm it's tough for me to go from image to substance with Democrats. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's it's really impossible. But, but I think because I don't know the Cuomo governor Cuomo in New York, I don't I don't know. Chris Cuomo would have a better. Running just based on. You know, the the the the fact that that I think Cuomo's had too much time and said some things as governor of New York, and I could be wrong. I mean, maybe they maybe they turn to him. And he he's the contender in in twenty twenty. I don't know. I think that when he said America's never been great again, it is an improved his standing within the democrat. And and that could be the case again, it's it's it's hard to think as you just mentioned hard to think like a democrat. And it could be that. Look we go to him. Governor of the Empire State to to be the person that takes Trump down. And then again, it could be the former mayor Bloomberg. That's true because he's expressive for style in. Arizona MC Sally. Still up night. A forty nine point six to forty eight point one over cinema Republican up over the democrat was seventy one percent of the precincts. Reporting up still here by about fifteen thousand votes in Montana. The last two Senate races. Matt Rosendahl the Republican still up over the incumbent Jon tester, forty eight point nine percent to forty eight point two percent, roughly up by twenty two hundred votes with seventy five percent of the precincts. And so there's where we are in those both races at the moment. By the projections of the Republicans up three in the Senate after losing in Nevada, dean Heller losing in Nevada. They lost that incumbent seats. So at the moment of just by three. Well, up just by three up by three if you would have said that last week that they would there's a possibility that they could be up by three maybe even by four. If there is the the tester and MC Sally a win. That would be the people would have said no way. So there's a R if you'd like to get in. We do have lines open getting now, what do you think about the results of the election? I think that almost every single person who called this show over the last couple of weeks of the Republicans would win the house. Yeah. There was great man for this yesterday prediction, and and we.."