Wednesday’s Washington Times editorial suggests that Scott Brown could pull off “another Massachusetts miracle” in 2013. Interestingly, they frame this possibility as a challenge to “conventional wisdom,” which according to them holds that the “eventual Democratic nominee is a shoo-in to win a special election.” They seem to think that this “conventional wisdom” is based on the same assumptions that produced the very same “conventional wisdom” in 2010. Brown’s 2010 win, therefore, provides all the evidence necessary to sustain the paper’s “not so fast” retort.
This type of editorial/partisan cheer leading is actually just simple product marketing. If the race cannot be hyped, it cannot be profitably covered by the commercial media.