The headline banner at CNN reads: The GOP scores BIG on election night.
Go inside and the headline is a bit toned down: GOP wins key governor races, but lose NY congressional seat.
The governor races were those in Virginia and New Jersey. Those almost warrant a yawn. The NY congressional seat was last controlled by the Democrats “since at least the 1890s.” That says more to me than Virginia – which is fairly conservative politically (and ‘culturally’) – voting in a Taliban-like candidate or New Jerseyians tiring of Jon Corzine’s inaction. Apparently money doesn’t always talk, but then how would you explain Michael Bloomberg’s victory?
But like this ‘analysis‘ from Newsweek’s Katie Connolly – don’t read too much into what happened last night. If the Democrats had been able to get the kind of health care the American people really wanted lined up with dates of pull out for Iraq solid and a slow rise in economy markers, and THEN lost these or other races, it might be a reason for the Goppers to crow. Otherwise, it’s not. And in the event you need more convincing, here’s the Rude Pundit with ‘Shit What We Learned Last Night.’