Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday's Election


Republicans won big last night in Virginia and New Jersey. What does that say about shifting public moods, or what’s going to happen in the 2010 midterm elections?

Not much I don’t think. Each race had its unique features. Many observers said that Creigh Deeds ran a poor campaign, focusing entirely too much on a controversial 20-year old master’s thesis written by his opponent, Bob McDonnell. In New Jersey, Corzine had a difficult tenure that left many openings for his Republican opponent.

In short, I think these two races offer too little information from to extrapolate on broader national trends. Thoughts?

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