Tuesday, September 14, 2010

While I am sure Sarah Palin is rejoicing tonight, I am going out on a limb to predict that this night will come back to haunt her...

.. if, as expected, the Democrats hold on to the Delaware Senate seat and, with it, their Senate majority.

And my reasoning? O'Donnell is Sarah Palin redux, beloved by the rabid right yet unelectable in any contest where victory requires more votes than from just the rabid right. O'Donnell losing what was once viewed as a sure-GOP pickup will make many GOP primary voters look at Palin, what with her pathetically low approval ratings among independents and think "why bother voting for her, she can't win".

And not only that, but when O'Donnell comes up short - way short - of victory in November and the Democrats hold on to their Senate majority by that one seat, well, there are going to be a lot of angry Republicans. And it won't be just O'Donnell who gets blamed, there will be plenty of people to point out the inescapable fact that the GOP would have controlled both houses of Congress but for Sarah Palin.