Thursday, November 4, 2010
Reflections on the Election
A great day for the Republicans, but I am not so sure that it was such a great day for the Tea Party. A couple of very vulnerable Democrats, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, managed to keep their positions because voters were scared off by Tea Party opponents Sharon Angle and Bill Brady (although the Illinois race is still in doubt). The Democrats managed to hold on to Colorado where I would have expected the Tea Party to do well. Rand Paul won in Kentucky but he did it by playing ball with the establishment Republicans. Even in Caribou Barbie's backyard, Tea Party favorite Joe Miller is still in battle with a write-in establishment Republican.