Fox News just called loses for Christine O’Donnell and Linda McMahon. Sadly, I am not surprised by O’Donnell’s defeat. Despite early chatter today that the Coons campaign was worried about turnout, O’Donnell lost. I have to admit, I am not surprised. The media swung against her hard, so did the Republican establishment. O’Donnell did not do enough to salvage her image and the image of her being Queen of the Crazies stuck.
Unlike other Tea Party candidates that the media tried to paint as extreme, O’Donnell did not have the luxury of time to clean up her image. She did not work hard or fast enough to clean up that image. Her getting snagged in the First Amendment flap did not help. The blame of this loss belongs to both the O’Donnell campaign and the GOP establishment (I am talking to you Karl Rove).
Regarding Linda McMahon, Connecticut has made a huge mistake. Blumenthal is just going to rubber stamp national Democrats plans. Good Grief, this guy’s answer about how to create jobs should have been enough to tell voters not to vote for him. Connecticut will have to learn their lesson the hard way.