“Governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people.” — Ronald Reagan
Today is the day when New York, New Jersey and Virginia can give a tip of the hat to President Ronald Reagan and the vital importance of fiscal conservatism and small, unobtrusive government. Now go out there you guys and win three for the Gipper, that’s all we ask
As news and related commentary warrant, links will be listed here and feel free to use this as today’s Open Thread on all issues.
UPDATE: 10pm ET. One down two to go. Republican McDonnell takes Va. governorship
UPDATE 6:45p ET: 73Wire is Liveblogging Tonight’s Election Results
UPDATE 6:10p ET: Election 2009 Exit Polls: From Obama to the Economy
To Big Media, conservatism comes in only one flavor, social conservatism, namely anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage and a smattering of other issues that would fall flat over canapés and seltzer (liberals don’t seem to drink anymore). That Dede was pro-choice and pro-gay marriage fits the narrative perfectly for the media. End of story.
But, the media, and political leaders would be wise to dig a bit deeper into the story. Yes, Dede was pro-choice and pro-gay marriage, but she was also pro-government spending, pro-taxes and pro-Big Labor, to name just a few other issues. When a Republican candidate regularly seeks out the endorsement of ACORN and wins the endorsement of DailyKos, it isn’t much of a stretch to imagine that large segments of the party might have some misgivings about supporting the candidate. (And they would be right, since she has now endorsed the Democrat in the race.)
Stephen Kruiser: Election Day 2009-What Does It All Mean?