I don’t know whether this is part of their anti-Blumenthal jihad, general cluelessness, or that strange just-dropped-in-from-outerspace tone the Times likes to affect, but this piece on the Connecticut Senate race sure is strange:
Ms. McMahon’s formidable candidacy is reverberating far beyond Connecticut’s borders, forcing Democratic leaders in Washington to focus attention and perhaps money on defending a seat that had once seemed a sure bet as the party fights to retain control of the Senate.
Everyone knew McMahon would be the nominee for months. Blumenthal is way ahead in the polls. Everything I’ve read suggests that Democrats are happy to face McMahon rather than Rob Simmons.
Why the strange surprised, Dems-are-scared tone of the article? I get that McMahon has a lot of money and that may force spending on Blumenthal’s behalf, but all in all, this does not look like a competitive race.