If Republicans had nominated a conservative candidate - anybody but Dede Scozzafava - would the national media be looking so closely at the special election in New York's 23rd congressional district?
You've got national magazines heading north.
You've got a blogger driving six hours and itemizing his expenses for the world to see.
You've got the Conservative candidate on Glenn Beck's show.
Wonder how the web traffic is doing at the Watertown Daily Times? Money from around the country is buying TV ads and newspaper ads.