Still, it will be interesting to see how the press spins the role of Obamacare in the surprise tightening in the last couple weeks. So far on CNN and MSNBC the pre-mortem is all about the shortcomings of the tea parties, the “war on women,” etc. (though the huge power of the Clinton brand seems to have fallen out of the conversation for the moment). I’m not saying those are completely unworthy subjects. But there’s a noticeable lack of discussion about how things got close at the end and why. It seems to me the PR disaster of Obamacare and Cuccinelli’s exploitation of it had to play a significant role in that. The MSM is probably not the place to look for the really interesting reaction, though. They’ve already written most of their “Why Cuccinelli lost” scripts. But the reaction from Democrats might be interesting.
ObamaCare's impact on the Virginia race