Middle America Red State types often fulminate about the political influence of coastal elites. But what does it mean when the mayor of San Francisco has to drop out of the race for the governor’s mansion in California, while the GOP-endorsed candidate in a traditionally safe Republican seat has to yield to a more traditionally conservative political newcomer in New York?
Think about it: Gavin Newsome is too liberal for California and Dede Scozzafava is insufficiently conservative for New York.
It could mean that the old pendulum is starting to once again swing, both for the country as a whole and – hopefully – for the GOP itself.
I guess we’ll see.