Missing Wisdom

Conventional Wisdom isn't particularly smart this election year, as Tea Party candidates continue to defy expectations. Brent Bozell from the Media Research Council explains how the liberal media is struggling to grasp what's going on.

Democrats on Wednesday seized on the upset victory of Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell as a sign of Republican chaos and a ray of hope for the party’s uphill fight to hold the House and Senate this fall.

For Democrats, the result was a brief but welcome break from a Beltway focus on their own party infighting and predictions of defeat in the midterm elections. Party leaders hailed the O’Donnell victory as a gift-wrapped Senate seat that many had given up on as lost, as well as an opportunity to exploit divisions in the GOP and paint their opponents as beholden to the far-right.