Democrats [in Hawaii] Shouldn't Panic
Or maybe they should, too.
11:25 PM, Jan 19, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In 2008, Barack Obama won Massachusetts by 26 points. Tonight, Scott Brown won a Senate seat in Massachusetts by 5 points. That's a 31-point swing. Obama won just one state by more than 31 points: Hawaii. So while Democrats should be panicking everywhere else in the country, at least they can relax in the Aloha state. Except, of course, Obama grew up in Hawaii, and now there's an attractive Republican candidate, Charles Djou, running for Neil Abercrombie's seat. So maybe Democrats really are endangered in every state in the country. As Scott Brown said during his victory speech: "When there's trouble in Massachusetts, rest assured there's trouble everywhere."