…in this NRO piece:

“Democrats are going to try to make the 2012 House elections a referendum on ‘Paul Ryan’s plan to end Medicare,’ which all but a small handful of Republicans voted for,” says Larry Sabato, a political analyst at the University of Virginia. “NY-26 has too many complicating factors for this to fairly be considered a referendum on Ryan, but inevitably that is how many will interpret the election.”

Neither Sabato in his quote nor Costa in his piece point out that the whole “referendum of Ryan” meme is totally dependent on a Corwin loss. If she wins “Paul Ryan referendum” line will be gone with the wind and the media will simply spin it as simply the story of the Republicans holding a seat they’ve held forever.

That might be hard since as Stacy Reports the democrat plan is all Ryan plan all the time,, but have no fear the democrats are certainly capable of altering their view of reality on a whim.

…a tea party candidate when they see one and it ain’t Jack Davis.

“Jack Davis is no more ‘Tea Party’ than Barack Obama,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express. She was flanked by members of TEA New York. “Jack Davis is a phony who has run three times as a Democrat and has endorsed and supported Nancy Pelosi and Charlie Rangel.”

Funny that the left is trying to mislead tea party voters when they insist they don’t matter. More media psy-ops.

Via The Lonely Conservative who is exactly right:

There’s only one conservative candidate in the race, and that’s Jane Corwin. Kathy Hochul and Jack Davis are two big government liberal peas in a pod.

Oh and expect the media to decide on the National Significance of NY-26 depending on the outcome. It will be something like this from Mary Katherine Ham on Wisconsin:

Small, state-wide election with vital national implications soon to have no national implications whatsoever.

If the democrats win the networks will trumpet the national significance of this race, if Jane Corwin wins it will be a one line story.

Update: Stacy McCain comments as well

if Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) can trick enough idiots into voting for Crazy Jack, that result will be headlined as evidence that the Paul Ryan budget plan is a political liability for Republicans.

He doesn’t mention the converse.