But my chief complaint is with this line in the article:
The race has been getting national attention, with some calling it a referendum on President Barack Obama and others saying it could help Republicans focus their message to attract more people to the party.Oh, wow. What a wide range of opinions; spanning from people who don't like Obama, all the way to people who think this could benefit Republicans. And of course, "others" could also say that this is a referendum on the Republican Party's sanity, and they just lost big time. And I don't even see how Obama was even tangently related to this race.
No, this race was lost the moment conservatives decided to pull a coup against their Republican masters. After that circus came to town, all the Dem needed was a pulse and a quick smile. People might like a freakshow, but they don't want it running their town.
Oh, and let's not ignore the final line:
New York state now has only two Republican congressmen in its 29-seat delegation.Booyah!
And finally, let's just have a moment of silence for poor Doug Hoffman. When this guy joined the race, he must have figured he had no chance in hell of winning. I mean, who ever heard of the Conservative Party before now? But before you know it, the crazies decide to take a stand and all this money starts flooding in while celebrity freaks like Fred Thompson and Sarah Palin are urging everyone to be your friend, and you really start to think you've got something.
But now, Hoffman's a loser and even if conservatives really liked Hoffman's stances, there's really no way he's going to be able to turn his loss into some sort of Palinesque celebrity pol superstar. That crazy gravy train has left the station and Hoffman is of no use to them. And most likely, he'll be hanging out with Ned Lamont, talking about the heady days when the crazies decided that one election was the most important thing in the world.
P.S. I didn't vote in my local election.