Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reality Bites: The Democrats Didn't even win a Moral Victory in Georgia | National Review

Reality Bites: The Democrats Didn't even win a Moral Victory in Georgia | National Review:
 "I don’t want to sound like the Baghdad Bob of the 2018 election cycle, but the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district was yet another reminder that despite the mainstream media’s relentless narrative attempting to turn the early days of the Trump administration into a story of GOP rout, reality has stubbornly refused to cooperate with them.
Don’t get me wrong—the GOP is absolutely facing headwinds in 2018.
And there’s a lot of political ground left to cover in November.
I’d certainly rather be in a position of winning districts by increasing margins rather than decreasing ones.
Could the GOP lose the House?—Absolutely.
But, as I wrote in my recent analysis of the 2018 election cycle, the Senate is not going to go Democratic in this political environment—or even anything close to it.
GA-06 is according to both the Cook PVI and the most Democratic-leaning seat in GA held by a Republican. 
...Regardless of what happens in the June runoff, Democrats are not going to bottle that same level of energy and attention and put it in 435 districts in November.
They needed a victory and they didn’t get it.
And at the end of the day, they didn’t even get that close, finishing with 48.1% of the vote.
...As I wrote in my piece on 2018, the Georgia special election was a must-win for the Democrats if they wanted to show they had real political momentum on their side and a clear path to retake the House majority.
They didn’t get there tonight.
The reports of the electoral death of the GOP continue to be greatly exaggerated."

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