Last night isn’t possible without what happened this past November in New Jersey and Virginia.
Back in Feburary, about 11 months ago, I wrote the following:
There is a lot of talk among conservatives concerning Obama’s less than stellar start. Many are beginning to wonder when we will see a drop in the pie in the sky approval numbers that the President currently enjoys.
With the signing of the Stimulus Shit Sandwich Act of 2009, this is now Obama’s economy. What happens from here on out is his, and his alone. It’s his ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment. Things better start looking up or in a few months the President may get his first bad report card from school. And it comes in the guise of two state elections[, New Jersey and Virginia].
While approval ratings are intriguing to watch, elections actually carry with it a real message. If these two states, which both went solidly blue in ’08, switch to red — well, then Obama will know the real consequences of poor policy and bad governing.
But two new Republican Governors in blue states (albeit only one historically so) will send an even more powerful message to the GOP.
That message? You have a shot in 2010. People aren’t happy. And it’s time to do something about it.
This message will inspire the RNC and State Parties nationwide to push harder and faster for quality congressional candidates and the money necessary to win those states.
Well, we won Virginia and New Jersey. And lookie at what happened.
Next up? Ohio.