Unless you’re from the New York 23rd district chances are that you’d likely never heard of it prior to all the publicity it received regarding input from Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and all the conservative talkers.
It was being called a referendum on President Obama but now that the Democrat, Bill Owens, has apparently won the race I suspect it’s the last we’ll hear of it from those sources. I’m sure the conservative radio shows will make much of the two Governor races won by Republicans. What I know I won’t be hearing is how Owens victory in New York is still a referendum on the President.
It says more to me that major Republicans stepped into this fray and the result was that this district elected its first Democrat since the Civil War. If this was a referendum on anything it was one regarding the current state of Republican politics.