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Source: Mike Malloy

Cuccinelli's Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe, passes a campaign flyer to a child as he greets commuters at a Metro station in Fairfax, Virginia.

Another election day, another bunch of politicians ready to promise us everything while delivering the goods to their corporate backers. Most of them, anyway.

Does it really matter if Terry McAuliffe beats Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia? Or if Chris Christie dunks Barbara Buono's donut in New Jersey? Or which right-winger will prevail in Alabama -- corporate shill Bradley Byrne or Teabagger uber-Christian Dean Young?

Once elected, will any of these candidates change any policy or positively impact any political or social issues, like poverty, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, education, or unemployment?

Cynical, sure, but when is the last time your elected leaders made good on their campaign promises? We have become accustomed to these disappointments, often evolved into total reversals of stated campaign positions. From Obama's single payer and comfortable shoes, to Bush-the-First's no new taxes; to Scott Walker's labor/pension promises and Chris Christie's property tax rebate problems, the list is infinite.

What changes can we rationally expect next year based on voter results today? That's assuming the vote count can be trusted for accuracy ...

The media is still breathlessly over today's events, as if these races matter. So if you are still paying attention, here's what CNN has to say about today's dog-n-pony show:

"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state's gubernatorial race.

"With Christie considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, his re-election campaign is seen as a tuneup or stepping stone for that likely White House bid.

"The race for governor in Virginia is also too early to call after polls closed on the divisive contest between Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, and Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

"While national issues, like the partial government shutdown earlier this year and the health care law's flawed rollout, have loomed large in the battle between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli, the race has been nasty from the outset and has focused a great deal on personal attacks between the candidates."

Yada, yada, yada.

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