The Washington Post online library only goes back to January, but the New York Times analysis on Nov. 9, 2005 was: “In Virginia, Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a Democrat, defeated the Republican, Jerry W. Kilgore, sending a powerful message that President Bush’s political standing had fallen in this reliably Republican state. With 96 percent of the ballots counted, Mr. Kaine had won 51 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Mr. Kilgore, the former attorney general.”I agree, next months elections are in fact an early referendum on the Obama presidency. But, major media is so bound up in pushing his presidency toward "success" that they will spin this way and that in order to avoid pointing the finger squarely where it belongs...at the White House.
The political reporters keep buying the Democratic Party spin that this is not a referendum on Obama’s presidency. It is. Bush received 51% of the vote in 2004. That is far from being a pariah.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Don Surber presents an interesting bit of punditry about next months gubernatorial elections in NJ and VA.
Posted by Rich Vail at 18:57