Saturday, January 23, 2010

Barone on Brown

Michael Barone, one of the nation's most sage political analysts, weighs in on the Scott Brown win in Massachusetts. His
column for Rasmussen Reports sets the stage by describing Mass. thus:
The state that in the last four presidential elections has voted on average 61 percent Democratic and 33 percent Republican. That's a bigger margin than in any other state.
He says of Massachusetts voters in this most recent election:
Those who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the Democrats' health care and "spreading the wealth around" either trended Republican or stayed home.
I particularly like Barone's conclusion:
Obama and "the educated class" think they know what is best for the little guy. The voters of Massachusetts (Massachusetts!) beg to differ. Is anyone in the White House listening?