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Krauthammer’s Take

From Monday night’s Fox News All-Stars.

On today’s elections:

I think the real issue here is: Is this is an election which is anti-incumbent, so everybody gets attacked from the fringes — a Democrat attacked from the left like Sestak [challenging Specter in Pennsylvania], a Republican attacked from the right like in Kentucky [where Trey Grayson, the establishment Republican candidate, is threatened by Rand Paul]?

What I think is more likely is that it’s basically anti-big government, anti-Obama, anti-the left-wing agenda. It’s not so much anti-incumbent. That’s an element of it. But I think the major element in this campaign [year] is the pressure from the right.

There was an election in West Virginia where the [incumbent] Democrat [Alan Mollohan] lost in the primary. He had a challenger from the right. He was attacked on his vote on health care. I think that’s the main theme of this election, and we’ll see it in Arkansas. If Lincoln holds off her challenger on the left, I think it will tell us it’s less anti-incumbent that it is less anti-big government and anti-Obama agenda.

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