VIRGINIA….A prediction: For the next few days, the fashionable political spectator sport in the blogosphere will revolve around contentious but self-assured arguments about how Democrats managed to win control of the Virginia senate and What It All Means™. Possible reasons: (a) the housing bubble, (b) conservative displeasure over actual conservative land use policies, (c) demographic changes, (d) Virginia Dems finally stood up for themselves, (e) Virginia Dems tacked to the center, (f) Virginia Republicans are in disarray, (g) local issues that are meaningless on a national level, (h) something else, or (i) all of the above.

Whatever the consensus turns out to be, I’m declaring right now that I think it’s wrong. And somewhere in my archives there will be a post to prove that I thought this all along.

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