Tommorow's Headline: Cuccinelli Loses, Is the Tea Party Finished?Submitted by NowOrNever on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 00:18
The MSM is already developing this narrative, and it will be the theme for the next couple news cycles - but it doesn't fit the facts.
First, the MSM and the pundits of both parties were predicting a landslide victory for McAuliffe: As it turned out, the race was EXTREMELY close, within ~2%. In other words, they were all WRONG. Throw their false predictions back in their faces. Which brings me to the second point: Romney (Mr. Moderate Milquetoast) lost in Virginia in 2012 by a LARGER margin: ~3%. Cuccinelli won every county that Romney won, except for one: and he won 3 others that Romney lost. If anything, this proves that the conservative candidate is MORE ELECTABLE than the "moderate" candidate.
So as you're bombarded over the next several weeks with nonsense about the demise of the conservative/libertarian wing of the GOP, keep these facts in mind.