Monday, December 18, 2017

There's no "real" reason that Roy Moore lost

On Tuesday Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore to became the first Democratic Senator from Alabama in a quarter of a century, and political pundits are eager to give their two cents on how he pulled it off.

Some of them claim that Jones’s victory was due to the high turnout of Black voters, and Black women in particular

Others say it was due to those GOP voters who refused to back an accused child molester who had twice been kicked off the state supreme court

While others think that the credit should go to Doug Jones himself

When something momentous happens in politics there’s nothing the media loves more than fighting about what “the real reason” for it was. But these debates are always kind of dumb, because in reality political events never happen for just one reason.