Certain media outlets have delighted in the trio of Democratic retirements on Tuesday, declaring it the party's 'Black Tuesday.'
Well let's review...
In Connecticut where Democrats were going to lose, they're now going to win.
In North Dakota where Democrats were going to win, they're now going to lose.
Those two things even each other out.
And in Colorado a new Rasmussen poll confirms that Democrats are better off with their candidate being someone other than Bill Ritter.
Ritter had been trailing by high single digits in our polling of him against Scott McInnis all the way back to last April and I think it was clear to anyone paying attention that his getting out would help the party's prospects there.
The Bart Gordon, John Tanner, Dennis Moores of the world- their retirements were bad news for the party. But 2 of the 3 on Tuesday were addition by subtraction for Democratic prospects and the 'Black Tuesday' narrative shows either stupidity on behalf of the people pushing it or just an overwhelming desire to push 'the sky is falling for Democrats' narrative whether the facts support it or not. The party would benefit from some more retirements in places where a fresh face would make a stronger candidate than an unpopular incumbent.