Tom Watson is a genius! A genius, I tell you! He shames me into writing about Ohio politics and here I am so powerful, so omnipotent, that I sit in sheer amazement at myself as I type this.
I write one, count it! One post about the senatorial race here in Ohio, as Watson puts it, ground zero of the upcoming election, and what do I read this morning over a bowl of Frosty Flakes?
New York Times. Front page, above the fold...
Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year's fierce midterm election battles, is likely to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said.
The decision to effectively write off Mr. DeWine's seat, after a series of internal Republican polls showed him falling behind his Democratic challenger, is part of a fluid series of choices by top leaders in both parties as they set the strategic framework of the campaign's final three weeks, signaling, by where they are spending television money and other resources, the Senate and House races where they believe they have the best chances of success.
Of course, they didn't mention that it was my post here at Blue Girl In A Red State that was the final straw, leaving the Republican party feeling dejected and facing the ultimate reality that I created. Take that, suckers! I created your reality!
The article continues to explain that the Republicans are now going to focus their hopes on holding the Senate in three states -- Missouri, Tennesee and Virginia.
So, listen up, Jeddie Ningo, you old crank! We were wrong. We are powerful. Here us roar. Put that Inexorable Power of your Prose to work to demonstrate The Righteousness of Your Cause.
And do it now. Our country, our party, not to mention Tom Watson, are all depending on you.
And since my job is done, and done quite well I must add, I feel free to go back to my goofy posts that I love to write.
That genius, Tom Watson. That's who.