This election will show how the pendulum has swung. Even the most hard line right wing district in NY is embarrassed by the current course of the Republican party.
And don't get it twisted, this isn't about the Craig's list fool, its about MEDICARE.
The tea Party candidate was pulling about 23%, and has steadily been declining, now showing 13%. Almost all of the momentum has shifted from him to the democratic candidate. Kathy
Hochul (D) started polling at 31% and today is at 42%. thats a 10% swing in both directions. It doesnt take an abacus to figure that math out. You right wingers can try and sugar coat it all you'd like, but numbers don't lie.
New York's 26th congressional district special election, 2011 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NOTE: Jane Corwin (R) began polling at 36%, currently...she is pulling....you guessed it...36%
Its almost comical at this point to see the Republicans alliegance to the Ryan budget, as being gospel. Its such a bad idea, even a district that voted for Carl Paladino for governor and is stated by the NY times as "SOLID Republican", will most likely vote in a democrat today.
New York 26th District Race Profile - Election 2010 - The New York Times
Corwin is distancing herself from the Ryan plan, saying she is "Not Married to it". But the damage has been done. To defy the Ryan plan, is to defy the party, and to accept it is to defy the base. Whoever is running the GOP now, is driving it off a cliff, and its wonderful!
this will be another momentum shift away from hard line right wing politics. Keep shooting yourselves in the feet...its 100% okay with me.