Many conclusions can be drawn from Tuesday's elections. Below are but [three of] four.Myopia
1. Voters won't hesitate to dethrone incumbents who have embarrassed them.
[Which explains Bill Clinton's resounding reelection.]
3. Negative campaigning is a dangerous tactic, even for challengers.
[Which explains Barack "I'm not Bush" Obama's election.]
4. Finally, elections matter, and the 2012 General Assembly session may tell us exactly how much. The point was driven home with high-ranking Republicans' declaration in Richmond on Wednesday that there will be no power sharing in the Virginia Senate.
[Which explains why there was so much power-sharing in the state Senate under Democrat rule.]
Noun: myopia mahy-oh-pee-uh
1. In ophthalmology, a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).
2.lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness.