3 Incumbents Trailing
Joe Lieberman, Cynthia McKinney, Joe Schwarz. All incumbents, all losing (as of 10:16pm). If anyone needed an indication that 2006 will be an anti-incumbent year, I think we’re getting it on August 8th.
That’s the meta-message of tonight. Each of these incumbents are, in various ways, out of step with their districts, and the voters have decided they don’t care for it anymore.
Lieberman – too cosy with Bush and pro-war in an anti-Bush, anti-war state
McKinney – crazy liberal in a sane liberal district
Schwarz – moderate Republican in a rural, right-wing district
So, beware ye congressman in districts that supported the other party in 2004. Your political days may be limited.