Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Europe swings right!

Europe was leaning to the right Sunday as tens of millions of people voted in European Parliament elections, with conservative parties favored in many countries against a backdrop of economic crisis. Opinion polling showed right-leaning governments with edges over their opposition in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and elsewhere. Conservative opposition parties were tied or ahead in Britain, Spain and some smaller countries.

How big is this? Is this a European issue, or another sign that all the eulogies for conservatism are extremely premature?