An off-year election was held yesterday. There were scattered races across the country but gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia generated the most attention. Democrats came out on top in both races. New Jersey was no surprise. It is a Democratic state and the Republican incumbent, Chris Christie, is very unpopular. It was closer in Virginia but the winner had led in the polls. The DC suburbs are turning it into a blue state. It will be interesting to see what lessons Democrats will take from it. There was the Trump bashing and charges of racism we saw last year but the winner ran on a moderate platform.
News outlets are hungry for election news so they made a big deal out it. There was talk of it being a referendum on President Trump and what it portends for next year’s mid-term election. The results will soon be forgotten and of no importance unless you live in New Jersey or Virginia.
The worst political analyst of all was President Trump. He tweeted that the Republican would have won in Virginia if he embraced Trump. Trump lost the state and has a horrible approval rating.
It would be nice if we had clues about next year. In politics, a year is a lifetime.