Pay attention to the lieutenant governor races
: They’re important
. And they’re spending beaucoup l'argent
. Mitt Romney, especially, may have a long, nervous night next Tuesday, followed by a media circus/frenzy/ha ha ha the next day.
Postscript, Reader No. 1's view on the Lt. Gov races: "Putting on the political insider hat for a second: the equivalent of Jeff Birnbaum's 'South Dakota' leading indicator on Sep 17th will be what happens in the respective Lt Gov races. Methinks it will have a more significant-than-usual impact whether or not the 'chosen' running mates of Romney and O'Brien win their primaries -- in terms of a message about (a) how well the campaigns are managed (the 'insider' perspective) and (b) how compelling the lead candidate really is with their electorate (the more important long-term issue)."