it’s hard not to think so when looking at the senate results:
Nevada, Delaware, W. Virginia, Colorado, Alaska*: states where teabagger favorites, enthusiastically supported and endorsed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, swept moderate Republicans in the primaries and went on to be defeated by Democrats in the general election. Carly Fiorina in California was not as extreme as Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell or Colorado’s Ken Buck, but did get Sister Sarah’s endorsement – and lost.
*Alaska has not been called yet – on what could be an amazing turnaround, Lisa Murkowski, the Republican incumbent who was defeated in the primaries by Sarah Palin’s protege Joe Miller, is leading on the polls as a write-in.
moderate Republicans could have taken Nevada, Delaware, Colorado… giving the Republicans control of the entire Senate. interesting we have the teabaggers to thank for keeping the Senate Democrat.