I’ve been waiting for someone more knowledgeable than me to analyze the ramifications of the VA gubernatorial race. Harry Enten:
Historically, whichever party is in the White House loses the Virginia gubernatorial election, just as the White House’s party loses House seats in midterm elections. The last time this did not happen was 40 years ago, in 1973.[….]
That’s why we’d expect, all other things being equal, the Republican candidate, Ken Cuccinelli, to win Virginia’s gubernatorial election. And voters in Virginia did appear, at first, likely to follow the historical pattern.[….]
So, Republicans should have a bit of a sinking feeling when looking at Virginia. When presented with the choice between ugly and uglier, Virginians seem to have decided to go with ugly. This may not end up being predictive of next year’s midterms, but it should be unsettling, to say the least, to Republicans nationally.
I do think the shutdown will end up hurting the Cooch even more, and that he’ll lose by a ton.
And you all know what will mean, right? That the Cooch is not a REAL CONSERVATVE.