Two quick observations on tonight’s hot Republican on Republican action.
First, when the Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate in November, they’ll have Sen. John McCain to thank for at least part of their good fortune. It was he who catapulted Sarah Palin onto the national stage in a desperate reach for a game changer, and it is she who has once again helped Republicans snatch defeat from the jaws of almost certain victory with a Tea Party primary victory.
Second… could Mike Castle’s loss be Dino Rossi’s gain? In the wake of anti-masturbation activist Christine O’Donnell’s upset victory, the NRSC has already announced that it won’t be spending any money in Delaware, a state which up until tonight had been widely considered a likely Republican pickup. That leaves more NRSC money to spend elsewhere… and I guess Washington is as elsewhere as anywhere.