A New Kind of "Bellwether"
Democrats and the mainstream media are calling the special election in Tennessee House District 62 a bellwether for 2010. If this race is a bethwether, it would be my kind of bellwether
If District 62 is the Great Indicator of things to come, does this mean that we can expect Democrats to attempt to run to the right of their Republican opponents on gun rights, abortion, and the income tax (or preferably the continued lack thereof) in Tennessee, as we have seen Ty Cobb try to do?
Tennessee voters can then presume that we will see Democratic candidates parading their new-found pro-life credentials en masse, and we will see the Democratic Chairman all over the press talking about how out of touch the Republicans are because they aren't pro-life like so many Tennessee voters. Next thing we all know, we'll see the Democrats telling us about their NRA memberships.
Labels: Democrats, Republican Party, Tennessee politics