In what's seen as a referendum on Paul Ryan's fiscal plans, Democrat Kathy Hochul has defeated Republican Jane Corwin (and alleged Tea Party candidate Jack Davis) in an upstate New York congressional race.
The message seems clear. Hands off Medicare. Say what you want about Ryan, at least he's trying to deal with a problem. But the message from the voters, as usual, is cut spending, just not our programs. If this is how the public feels, reform will be difficult, perhaps impossible, while a bad situation only gets worse.