Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A “Seismic” Shift

Little noted in all the hoopla and yammering over Clinton’s victory in West Virginia was the defeat of the Republican congressional candidate earlier tonight in Mississippi. Travis Childers joins new Democratic Reps. Bill Foster (Ill.) and Don Cazayoux (La.) to give Democrats a trifecta of upsets in conservative House districts over the last two months. That doesn’t auger well for the GOP in the fall. It’s also interesting to note that in the dying days of the campaign, the Republicans linked Childers with Obama and by extension the Rev. Wright controversy, indicating that the “issue” may well have lost its punch.

Just for fun, here’s one of the negative attack ads from the Republicans.