Flowers reflects Nov. 4 results to Troy Rotary

Published 9:05 pm Tuesday, November 18, 2008

After the election’s all said and done, political columnist Steve Flowers reflected on Nov. 4 with the Troy Rotary Club Tuesday.

On the national level, Flowers said the “historical” presidential election was historic, but he said anyone on the Republican ticket wouldn’t have been able to pull it off.

“It is historic that Barack Obama won, but I think any Democrat would have won,” Flowers said.

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With President Bush’s approval ratings reaching some of the lowest in presidential history, coupled with a blow out in the economy, Flowers said the Republican party didn’t stand a chance.

“I think it’s a miracle McCain even got 47 percent,” Flowers said.

And even with Obama’s votes swinging many of the undecided states, Flowers said the electoral states remain mostly the same as how they voted traditionally before this Nov. 4, Alabama still being one of the most Republican in the country.

Locally, Flowers said he is pleased with the results of the 2nd Congressional race, which placed Democrat Bobby Bright in office.

Former Montgomery Mayor Bright’s win marks the first time in 44 years a Democrat has represented the district.

“I think Bright will do a good job in Congress in the majority,” Flowers said.