Saturday | December 07, 2002
Operation "Pie in the Face": Dems sweep LA
The GOP was calling the LA Senate race "Operation Icing on the Cake". Well, all that confidence appears to have been misplaced. We've got "Operation Pie in the Face".
Fox News has just called the race for Landrieu -- she has a solid lead with little room for Terrell to gain ground. For a race that meant little to me two weeks ago, this feels great. We can talk about lessons learned, etc., over the next few days. But for now, let's just savor the moment.
Okay, I lied, here's a couple of immediate thoughts:
Was the sugar issue the turning point in the election? Did the black vote materialize? Did the Trent Lott "yeay segregation!" comments motivate the African American community?
More in the next few days, obviously. If nothing else, these victories show that the Democratic Party is not dead in the South. And with that, I'm heading out to dinner with friends in a DAMN GOOD mood.
Update: Expect Landrieu to be on everyone's VP short list next year.Posted December 07, 2002 08:04 PM | Comments (113)