Gloat Of The Day: Hackett’s Toast — Just Like I Said

Yesterday, I hammered Chris Bowers over at the liberal blog MyDD, for thumping his chest about what an incredible impact the left-side of the blogosphere was having on an Ohio special election. Bowers was talking about the potent “blogswarm” the lefties had going and he explained that the libs, unlike the conservative blogosphere, were going to make this hugh splash in the election.

Yeah, yeah, right.

Here’s what I said:

“Well, let’s put the left side of the blogosphere’s influence to the test, shall we? The special election is Tuesday and I, John Hawkins, here at Right Wing News, say that the great, big bad left-wing blogswarm is going to amount to diddly squat and Jean Schmidt is going to beat Paul Hackett.”

Well, today the rubber met the road and guess who was right?

JEAN SCHMIDT 57,974 52%
PAUL HACKETT 54,401 48%

Told ya so.

Well, at least the lefties can console themselves with the fact that it was close…oh wait, this isn’t horseshoes or hand grenades, is it? So, “close” is just another word for “loser”.

So let’s tally up the scorecard on this race, shall we? People with a solid grasp on political reality (1) vs. — people who like to think of themselves as part of “the reality based community” (0).

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