Is There a National Picture from State Primaries?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

vote, with ones feet (flickr user Theresa Thompson)

Though the headlines this morning say the Tea Party won big last night, that narrative discounts the fact that those candidates aren't likely to win in the general election in November. So what do yesterday's primaries say about the nation's political climate?

Jeff Zeleny, national political correspondent for The New York Times, explains what the results from these state-wide races can tell us about the national political picture or whether they hinged on local issues.

Comments [1]

Jason from Berkley, MI

I just did a double take. did you just say you questioned the wisdom of Sarah Palin backing Tea Party candidates? You had had me at questioned the wisdom of Sarah Palin.

Sep. 15 2010 09:14 AM

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