What the election means

Yesterday, Republicans won the governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia, and Democrats won the seat in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. What I’d conclude from these results is:

  • Nominate a good candidate that can bring out the base
  • Campaign as a centrist to sway the independents
  • Run against an incumbent or incumbent party

I know it sounds like an oversimplification, but at least it’s not a gross oversimplification like “This is a referendum on Obama.”

One thought on “What the election means”

  1. It may not be a referendum on Obama, but it’s certainly an illustration of his declining political clout. It smells a lot like 1993-94 right now out there.

    Eventually people will learn that “checks and balances” means the White House and Congress should be in opposing parties. Democrat president/Democrat Congress and Republican president/Republican Congress… both sucked because the extremists took over.