Sunday, November 13, 2005

All Politics is Local

And the winners are ... - Los Angeles Times

The airwaves over here are filled with different attempts to read wider political significance into the different local elections and ballots in the United States last week.

They were certainly not universal successes for the Bush administrations and the Republicans, although Michael Bloomberg sailed in comfortably for a second term as mayor in New York. Here in California, Governor Schwarzenegger certainly took a beating.

But one should probably be careful not to read too much into these elections.

Los Angeles Times is certainly not a conservative newspaper, but one of its editorials today warns against drawing hasty conclusions from these elections.

It reminds us of the simple fact that "all politics is local. Especially when the elections themselves are."

That seems like a perfectly sensible conclusion