From Glenn Frankovis, political pundit extraordinaire (emphasis mine):
They’re scared of Scott which is why they take all these cheap shots at him. They know he’s going to win the Republican primary and even if Neumann switches to Independent so that he can be on the ballot in November, Scott is still going to crush Barrett and become our next Governor. Scott’s victory will be due in large part to Jim Doyle and the lefties in State government just as Conservatives across the country are winning their elections because of Barack Hussein Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and all those other arrogant lefties in Congress.
Putting aside the fact that I highly doubt Scott Walker will “crush” Tom Barrett in the gubernatorial election, is Glenn Frankovis’ statement that conservatives across the country are winning their elections really accurate? I suppose it depends on which elections Glenn’s referring to, because conservatives certainly haven’t been winning special elections to the House of Representatives:
|House Special Election Results Since 2008|
|House Seat||Election Date||Winner||Winner’s Party|
|Ohio 11th||November 18, 2008||Marcia Fudge||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|New York 20th||March 31, 2009||Scott Murphy||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|Illinois 5th||April 7, 2009||Michael Quigley||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|California 32nd||July 14, 2009||Judy Chu||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|California 10th||November 3, 2009||John Garamendi||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|New York 23rd||November 3, 2009||Bill Owens||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|Florida 19th||April 13, 2010||Ted Deutch||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
|Pennsylvania 12th||May 19, 2010||Mark Critz||DEMOCRATIC PARTY|
As I’ve written before, I’m beginning to believe 2010 won’t be nearly as bad a year for Democrats as many folks would like to believe, and while Democrats may still lose seats in Congress (as is typical for the party in power during a midterm election), I don’t think 2010 will be nearly the bloodbath it looked to be even three months ago.