An Anti-Establishment, Anti-Big Government Election
Yesterday's election doesn't bode well for the current power holders in Washington.
The Weekly Standard http://assets.weeklystandard.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tws15/images/logo-large.pngThe Weekly Standard 2010 Washington, DC Politics 2010-05-19 http://www.weeklystandard.com/an-anti-establishment-anti-big-government-election/article/441297 2010-05-19T08:25 2010-05-19T08:25 An Anti-Establishment, Anti-Big Government Election Conventional wisdom is settling. Tuesday night was a bad night for the establishment, a bad night for Republicans, and a relatively good night for Democrats. The results, we are told, should make strategists and political analysts reevaluate the growing sense that Republicans are poised to do very well in November. White House political adviser David Axelrod is calling it a good night for Democrats. Really? The vote was certainly anti-establishment. But let's pause for a moment before we accept claims that the vote was anti-incumbent, not anti-big government. In the Pennsylvania Senate primary, an articulate former Navy admiral defeats the White House-backed candidate -- a former big-government Republican that Pennsylvania Democrats had voted against for 30 years and who acknowledged switching parties was a political move to extend his career. (Public Policy Polling showed Specter winning among liberals and losing badly among conservative Democrats.) Stephen F. Hayes http://cdn.weeklystandard.biz/cache/280x280-3a8df5793534debbe31f3a569610a406.jpg