Day: November 4, 2009

The Results

The off-year election results are in. Overall, they signal a comeback for Republicans and, in some ways, for traditional conservatism. What do they say about the Obama presidency? Virginia, as predicted by every poll, went overwhelmingly Republican. More than that, it went overwhelmingly conservative. Bob McDonnell took 59% of the vote in winning the governorship, a margin even greater than any of the polls indicated. The Republican lieutenant governor, Bill Bolling, was reelected with 56%, and Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate… Read more »