From Michael Barone (this was written before election results were in):
If Kaine wins [in Virginia], one of the losers will be Hillary Rodham Clinton. Reason: that will be a big boost for outgoing Gov. Mark Warner, who has very high job ratings and wants to run for president in 2008. Warner will argue that Democrats need a moderate who can win states like Virginia, which Bush won 54 percent to 45 percent. A Kaine win will add strength to this argument.Also, RealClearPolitics has an election roundup.
Few in mainstream media will probably pay much attention to New York City, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg leads Democrat Fernando Ferrer by 2-to-1 margins in polls. And the national implications of this race are limited. But they do teach one lesson. When the Democrats nominate a left-wing candidate, they can lose, even in a city that voted 75 percent to 24 percent for John Kerry.