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Predictably, Major Media Interpret Primaries as Good News for Obama

Posted on | August 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

After updating the election results last night, I Tweeted this:

To which Smitty replied:

To which I replied:

Stop looking forward to 2012 – i.e., how did the Palin Factor play? — and focus on the here and now. Ken Buck’s defeat of Jane Norton was a defeat for John McCain, John Cornyn and every other member of the GOP establishment who have been trying to fix primaries for their handpicked pets. If grassroots conservatives are fired up for a fight — even a fight against their own party’s leadership — it’s an encouraging sign for Republican prospects in November. 

Think back to the Ned Lamont primary campaign in 2006: Ultimately doomed, but a harbinger of a fired-up Democratic “wave” in the mid-terms. When the grassroots start getting rowdy, the primary season can appear discordant and confusing, but the raw energy and enthusiasm are really the key factors to notice. That’s the message I got out of last night, but look at this morning’s headlines:

Colorado Race Could Reassure Obama and Democrats
Politico

Primary night yields good news for President Obama and Democrats
New York Times

Really? I mean, really? The hand-picked establishment candidate won in the Colorado Democratic primary, while grassroots conservatives defeated the establishment pick in the GOP primary, and that’s good news for Democrats? That their party base is less fired-up than the Republican grassroots in a mid-term election where turnout is the name of the game?

Ignore that misleading MSM conventional wisdom crap. Go give a little money — $10 or $20, whatever you can afford – to Christine O’Donnell or Ray McKinney or Jim Rutledge.

UPDATE: Pete Da Tech Guy notices that MSNBC was pushing this “big win for Obama” message all morning.

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  • http://moelane.com Moe Lane

    Norton lost the primary, yet got more votes than Bennett. That was about the only real place where you could do head-to-head match-ups last night (CT-GOV was kinda-sorta the other), and it shows that the enthusiasm gap’s alive and well in Colorado.

  • http://moelane.com Moe Lane

    Norton lost the primary, yet got more votes than Bennett. That was about the only real place where you could do head-to-head match-ups last night (CT-GOV was kinda-sorta the other), and it shows that the enthusiasm gap’s alive and well in Colorado.

  • Joe

    Yeah right. Keep telling themselves that.

    Just wait till November.

  • Joe

    Yeah right. Keep telling themselves that.

    Just wait till November.

  • http://www.daveinboca.blogspot.com daveinboca

    Maybe Romanoff should have taken the ObamaBribe not to run. Norton gets more votes than Bennett, but this is overlooked by the NYInquirer.

  • http://www.daveinboca.blogspot.com daveinboca

    Maybe Romanoff should have taken the ObamaBribe not to run. Norton gets more votes than Bennett, but this is overlooked by the NYInquirer.

  • Adobe Walls

    So much for the Clinton will hit the Campaign trail and save the day for Democratic candidates who are scared to death of having Obama “help” them get elected.

  • Adobe Walls

    So much for the Clinton will hit the Campaign trail and save the day for Democratic candidates who are scared to death of having Obama “help” them get elected.