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Fix Poll: Best campaign of 2009?

Next week we will roll out our awards for the best (and the worst) from the world of politics in 2009.

But, before we do that we need two things from Fixistas:

1. A name for these awards. The Fixscars? That sounds like a war wound. The Fixxies? An '80s metal band. As you can see, we need help. If you've got a good name, offer it in the comments section. If we wind up using it, you will get a free official Fix t-shirt.

2. Your votes. We will roll out a series of polls -- starting below -- asking for your take on the high and lows of the last year. Much like "Dancing with the Stars" -- Mrs. Fix's favorite reality show -- your votes combined with our thoughts will produce the winners.

So, without further adieu....

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 8, 2009; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Fix Poll  
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Comments

Fixterrifics!

Posted by: ImKlem1 | December 10, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Call it the Oscars, I don't think anyone is using that

Posted by: chefchip2002 | December 10, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell, because he not only had to run against Deeds, but also the Washington Post's reporting staff and its editorial board.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | December 10, 2009 8:52 AM | Report abuse

How about :
FixTics (politics)
PaignFixes (campaign)
TrailFixes (campaign trail)
CandiFixs (candidate)
SelectFix
FixersChoice
Fixtioneer (electioneer)
Fixlective
Fixlectorate
... good luck and can't wait to see your pics

Posted by: golfbrowning | December 9, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

The Grand Fix for the best

The Fatal Fix or the Fix Failure for the worst

I like someone's Fix Upper for the best; and then also the Fix Downer for the worst

Posted by: MikeK3 | December 9, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I suggest the name "fixer upper" for your best campaign of 2009 contest.

Posted by: antipc | December 9, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

The Fix'in

Posted by: deden53 | December 9, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The Finest Fix

Posted by: timdevec | December 9, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Fixibles!

Fixables!

Fixzilla!

Posted by: rrice1 | December 9, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Fixscars- not Click & Clack, but bandages from believing everything on The Fix.

Actually Chris you missed the biggest upset and best managed campaign of the year. That was the Mayor's race in Seattle. Mike McGinn beat the incumbent mayor (Greg Nickels chair of the National Mayors Conference) in the primary and a telecom executive in the general. He put together a broad coalition of neighborhood, environmental, youth and ethnics to beat the labor-business candidates. He used Obama field organizers and ran the campaign on a shoestring (being outspent by 3-1 directly and up to 7-1 w/independent expenditures). It is THE textbook campaign of 2009.

Posted by: karwaki | December 9, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Call it:
The Fixation
The Fixter
The Junkie
The FixNation

Posted by: MikeK3 | December 9, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout: "What the Fix?"

Posted by: prairiepopulist | December 9, 2009 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Fix Picks

Fix Pix

Fix Fair and Foul Awards

Posted by: reader48 | December 9, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

The Chris-tal Fixes

Fixer Uppers

The Fix-Its

The Fix Mix

Posted by: wendykssbceoorg | December 9, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

FIXAWARDS OR FIXPRIZE

Posted by: ffaller01 | December 9, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The Cillizcars?

Posted by: Honus | December 9, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"I'm really disgusted with this newspaper, only wish I was a paper subscriber so I could tell them why I'm canceling."

James Fallows at The Atlantic (www.theatlantic.com) did an excellent little blog post on the difference between how WaPo and the NYT covered the climate change e-mail brouhaha. It's less than flattering to the Post.

Posted by: nodebris | December 8, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

"THEN STOP POSTING ABOUT ME!!!"

Then stop posting about yourself.

Posted by: nodebris | December 8, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

How about the FixPicks Election '09 Best and Worst

Posted by: culader | December 8, 2009 10:28 PM | Report abuse

says the loser in the mental hospital

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Lowest approval rating of any president ever at this stage.

Posted by: snowbama | December 8, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

The Fixers Choice Awards (colloquially referred to as the "Cillizzys")

Posted by: FearlessEgbert | December 8, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"if you want real reporting on the Tiger story"
___________

"Tiger Woods" is all sickness, political people should not go there. Trust me.

Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

It's official: the Washington Post will print the uninformed opinion of anyone prominent enough.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | December 8, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

BTW, if you want real reporting on the Tiger story, check out deadspin.com.

What's actually going on here is a LOT different than has been reported by the MSM. Olbermann made an oblique reference to the deadspin.com piece tonight.

The article makes clear that if the MSM keeps pursuing this Tiger junk, they will expose a huge semi-secret parallel universe enjoyed by most big time athletes AND the media folks who cover them. Developing...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | December 8, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

"I'm really disgusted with this newspaper, only wish I was a paper subscriber so I could tell them why I'm canceling."

You are so post post-modern.


Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Hell, THIS paper gives Quitter Palin all the aplomb of its sterling history, carries her hysterical lies about climate change real writing. There must be no bar at all for quality. A woman who had to go to five colleges to get a degree less useful than Home Ec and who couldn't be made to understand an absorption spectrum with the best tutors and years of work .. gets to write an article about how climate change in fake.

I'm really disgusted with this newspaper, only wish I was a paper subscriber so I could tell them why I'm canceling.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Any chance WashPo might hire on Charley ("S@mbo-gate") James so we can get some real reporting rather than bloviatin' and Broder-atin'? The Palin story attracted 7500 comments in two days on HuffPo but got NO play here. The Rush story--also big in the blogosphere--no play either. What gives? News avoidance?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | December 8, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Fixsticks

(for the Catholic kids)

FixTheNation!

(Lithium is boring)


Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Greatest campaign of 2009: Sarah Palin's attempt to rescue her image from the meanies in the press who made her look bad by lobbing curveballs a la "what do you read."

All that publicity, a with-book, an Oprah interview, endorsing Doug Greenteeth, steaming heaps of lies about healthcare, and waving Trig around by the leg in front of audiences who have cigarette boxes rolled up in their shirtsleeves ....

... and her disapproval is higher than EVER.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Best campaign: snowmelt's unsuccessful campaign to be inducted in the Troll Hall of Fame this year. Melt needed ten votes. He got one--mine.

___________

The NFL has to be patting itself on the back today for keeping Rush Limbaugh out of the Rams ownership group.

"On Tuesday's "Rush Limbaugh Show", the radio talk-show host weighed in on the "the black frame of mind," which he said is "terrible."

Limbaugh argues that a contributing factor to this bad state of affairs is Tiger Woods's choice of white mistresses.

""Black unemployment is terrible," started Limbaugh. "The black frame of mind is terrible. They're depressed..." After a brief dig at President Obama for failing African Americans, Limbaugh paused and turned his attention to Woods:

"I'm sure Tiger Woods' choice of females is not helping 'em out with their attitudes there either.""

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/08/rush-limbaugh-the-black-f_n_384616.html
_________

Not quite as bad as Pat Buchanan's famous white supremacist meltdown on Dr. Rachel Maddow's show, or Phalin leaving Hawaii because there were too many Asians and Native Hawaiians in the state, but darn close.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | December 8, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

You can't come up with a gimmicky name like Fixxies. You need gravitas. Something long winded and a Roman numeral always helps.

The Fix Bestowal of the Superlative Campaign I

You can always give it a nickname later.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 8, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

I think Christie had the better campaign. To win in a blue state against someone a seasoned, cunning veteran like Corzine. Went through the ups and downs and came out ahead in the brawl.

I did like McDonnell's campaign and might have been more inclined to vote for him if Deeds wasn't such a cupcake of an opponent.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 8, 2009 7:43 PM | Report abuse

The FixStars.

But wait, there's more: FixStars allow for gradations in the honors!

Posted by: jhcooper | December 8, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Le Prix Fix, of course

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I suggest the award be named the Prize Fixe

Posted by: tedjv | December 8, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

How about: "I got your Fix Hangin' "?

Posted by: JRM2 | December 8, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

On Sunday the Republicans were against cutting medicare
On Monday they were against expanding medicare

Posted by: JRM2 | December 8, 2009 6:22 PM | Report abuse

So much for you stopping any posts about me or my political party. Just to correct the record, Alan Keyes received 47,694 total votes (two of which were mine and my wife's ; )

http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Here are the 46 Senators who will now block passage of Obamacare:

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lieberman (I-CT)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)

(Sen. Byrd did not vote today, but it doesn't matter; the GOP only needed 40 votes to block Obamacare ; )

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

The dropping of prohibiting federal funds for abortion represents another victory, of course. Another capitulation to Republicans removed, since not a one of them is going to vote for it anyway.

When it passes and works well voters will remember who tried to stop it. As if the GOP hadn't lost enough seats already ...

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

In 1968, he ran for president on his own American Independent Party ticket, winning nearly 10 million votes, about 13 percent of the total, in a campaign in which he vilified blacks, students and people who called for an end to the war in Vietnam. He carried five Southern states and won 46 electoral votes.'

==

And the last time Alan Keyes ran he got 40,000 votes nationwide, despite his party claiming six times that number.

So 5/6 of the "members" of the AIP actually think they're "registered independents," which is about right since they need to be stupid enough to not see the black-white contradiction in that phrase.

The American INDEPENDENT Party. Flypaper for racists kooks.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS:

The Democrats in the Senate just voted in favor of the Motion to Table Nelson Amdt. No. 2962; to prohibit the use of Federal funds for abortions. That effectively killed any chance of pro-life Senators voting for the final bill. There's NO WAY Obamacare is passing this year!!!

Valiant Democrats who voted against killing the Amendment were Sens. Nelson and Casey, of course, David Pryor of Arkansas, Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Edward Kaufman of Delaware and Evan Bayh of Indiana. Not a surprise, RINO's and pro-abortion Maine Sens. Olympia Snow and Susan Collins, sided with Planned Parenthood abortion advocates against the Amendment. Along with Sen. Liberman's threatened filibuster for including the PUBLIC OPTION, Sen. Nelson (but not Casey) has said he would filibuster the bill because of the abortion funding it contains. WOO HOO!!!

(Gatorade just dropped Tiger Woods too : )

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Fixmix

Fixonomy

Fixcites

ElecFixity

Fixmarks

ElectFixlites

Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD:

You STILL don't have any control over these two?

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

THEN STOP POSTING ABOUT ME!!!

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

'I am a registered member of the American INDEPENDENT Party.'

You know, the George Wallace KKK party.

==

Nobody cares about Jake's racist party or his ridiculous claims to having a mind of his own.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

At least George Wallace never OWNED slaves or raped them, like Thomas Jefferson (the father of what is the modern-day Democratic Party) did. Of course, back then, Jefferson favored STATES' rights and strict adherence to the Constitution to ; )

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

'I am a registered member of the American INDEPENDENT Party.'

You know, the George Wallace KKK party.

'Wallace was elected governor the first time in 1962, with what was the largest popular vote in state history and with the declaration: "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say, segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

For the next 15 years he made a political career, usually on the national stage, as a man who opposed the advancement of rights for blacks, as well as the powers of the federal government. After notable clashes with Washington over school integration in Alabama, he took his campaign to the nation.

In 1968, he ran for president on his own American Independent Party ticket, winning nearly 10 million votes, about 13 percent of the total, in a campaign in which he vilified blacks, students and people who called for an end to the war in Vietnam. He carried five Southern states and won 46 electoral votes.'

Posted by: drindl | December 8, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

I propose the "Fixsphere" Award

Posted by: sliowa1 | December 8, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

'T'he Obama campaign against liberty and prosperity.
Posted by: leapin'

god, what a tired and crappy and ignorant post. no brains, these people, no brains atall.

Posted by: drindl | December 8, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The Fixtastics!

Posted by: todd_webst | December 8, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Breandan_from_Ireland | December 8, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

The Chris'll Fix It Awards

(Don't get the reference? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim%27ll_Fix_It)

Posted by: Breandan_from_Ireland | December 8, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

"There is good stress and bad stress, but generally, stress in and of itself is not the problem, stress is a solution driver for mature people, the call to thought and action. Stress causes problems for people with primitive defenses, poorly prepared people and people whose luck has really been terrible"

This explanation doesn't account for the stress gap between government dependents and non-government dependents. These two groups have a different hierarchy of needs.

Posted by: leapin | December 8, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I am a registered member of the American INDEPENDENT Party.

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

What do you think about the recent APA study that found over 75% of Americans are stressed (mostly about money concerns)?

==

I thought you were a Republican.

Recall your "Contract with America"; recall the Gingrich Doctrine, that anyone who isn't trying to make more money, regardless of how much one is already making, is "low class."

People who are not stressed about money were regarded in Newt's twisted reasoning as lesser folks.

What was your point again?

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | December 8, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I thought that I posted the link on the other thread, but I guess I didn't. Sorry. Isn't it the "Annual" APA Stress Study that comes out every November-December?

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Stress? Anyone who is not stressed about something is out of touch with reality.
There is good stress and bad stress, but generally, stress in and of itself is not the problem, stress is a solution driver for mature people, the call to thought and action. Stress causes problems for people with primitive defenses, poorly prepared people and people whose luck has really been terrible. But gotta cite for a study? I'll read it and comment.
Real slow day....

Meanwhile, yes Margaret, I was trying to make a joke.

Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

shrink2:

What do you think about the recent APA study that found over 75% of Americans are stressed (mostly about money concerns)?

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell, easily. Christie nearly blew what should have been a lock against Corzine. Not sure about NY23, though can there be an award for least bad campaign?

How about the Fixations?

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | December 8, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was "further ado," meaning cutting to the chase.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | December 8, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I still don't get the further adieu joke.

Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

McDonnell ran the best campaign, but so far NY-23 was the most exciting campaign.

Posted by: ericp331 | December 8, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

1. Bob McDonnell
2. Bill Owens
3. Martha Coakley
4. Scott Murphy
5. Chris Christie
6. Mike Bloomberg

Posted by: andyroo312 | December 8, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Who ran the best campaign of 2009?
Sarah Palin. No one else comes close.

Posted by: shrink2 | December 8, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Fixtures

Posted by: davidmsmith1 | December 8, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Uh, doesn't Coakley have to win first?

Posted by: MosesCleaveland | December 8, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Or, Best FIX'd Election 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign against liberty and prosperity.

Posted by: leapin | December 8, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

How about "The Best FIX'd Vote 2009"?

Posted by: JakeD | December 8, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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