Above: Carly Fiorina (R) CA., Nikki Haley (R) SC-Gov., Meg Whitman (R) CA-Gov., and Sharron Angle (R) NV.
The races aren't over yet, these are just the primaries but, victories by decidedly conservative women last night signal at least two good things about the future of American politics:
First, incumbency is no guarantee of re-election. The good old boy network of old men in Washington conniving to help each other retain their seats of power is hopefully over. And thanks to Obama's shocking over-reach on domestic spending and nationalization of industry and finance, Americans have awoken from their hopey-changey slumber, are finally paying attention, and are having none of it.
Second, I think it's a good thing to have more strong business-women in DC and governorships. The age of the conservative feminist is here. No longer will whiny, male-bashing hags like Gloria Steinem have sole claim to be the voice of American women. These conservative women represent what modern feminism claims to be but falls woefully short. They are smart, successful in the private sector, and will fight for smaller government and lower taxes on small businesses. In short, they understand what makes America run and be successful in the world.....unlike Obama's "dream-team" of highly educated theorists, none of whom have a shred of actual experience creating jobs, meeting payrolls, limiting costs, and making profits.
Footnote: Sarah Palin's influence cannot be overstated here. Her endorsement of Nikki Haley and Carly Fiorina played a huge role in their successes last night. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman being front and center of the tea-party movement since Obama's election has signaled acceptance among voters of conservative women as strong leaders. I applaud that, without reservation.