By Mary Kate Cary, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Miss the old “Point/Counterpoint” segment on 60 Minutes with James J. Kilpatrick and Shana Alexander? (Or, if you’re not old enough to remember that, do you miss the old Saturday Night Live skit lampooning it, with Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd?) No worries ... Here at Thomas Jefferson Street, we’ve got the next best thing. Robert Schlesinger and I are doing our own version--so here are my 5 Reasons Why Tuesday’s Primaries are Good for Republicans:
Bonus points go to Richard Blumenthal, Democratic Senate candidate in Connecticut (for retiring Sen. Chris Dodd's open seat), who didn’t hand Republicans a primary win yesterday, but who went a long way toward moving the Senate seat from blue to red. His repeated “misstatements” on whether he actually served in Vietnam as a Marine have devastated his campaign. After the New York Times broke the story on Monday, Blumenthal’s lead in the polls dropped by double-digits, pushing the race into the “toss-up” category among pundits. It’s been a good week for the GOP.