Monday, October 22, 2007

Louisiana: A Nice Win (For Jindal), But Meaningless Regarding 2008

Cillizza nails it:

Jindal ran on a reform platform and against the entrenched Democratic political establishment, a message that resounded in a state full of angry survivors of the 2005 storms. This just shows how different the state-level dynamic is: It's hard to imagine a Republican candidate running an effective reform campaign for federal office simply because the GOP brand has been badly tarnished by voters' increased dissatisfaction with President Bush and the war in Iraq, not to mention ethics scandals involving several GOP members of Congress.