Is the bloom off the rose? In BOTH the Virginia and, more surprisingly, the New Jersey Governors races (election this November) the Republican candidates are ahead by 10 and 15 points respectively. While the media is pelting us with "Republicans are the party of 'NO'" and Obama's overwhelming popularity, why are these candidates seeing such amazing success? In NJ, a newcomer is challenging an incumbent who should have an advantage. In Virginia, the current governor is also the Chair of the DNC. A former chair, Terry McAuliffe is on the ballot for the Dems, but he's 10 points down to a Republican and not polling above 35%. Why are the Dems stumbling at the height of their success?