The Election's Meaning and Cause
While the election is being called "a rejection of Bush", too many Democrat winners ran and won on conservative to moderate platforms (see Shuler). As Larry Kudlow has surmised, this means that the "boll weevil" Dems will likely disallow many of the excessive policies if the Pelosi libs. The Pelosis may want tax hikes. Let's see.
In this era of terrorists plotting almost anything anywhere, a new approach that is less than diligent, means peril to our citizens. The next 2 years may provide the American public a nice test of what the new party in power in the Capitol spells if given the White House in 2008.
Hugh Hewitt's recap of why the Republican lost deserves requote:
The long and short of this bad but not horrific night was that majorities must act like majorities. The public cares little for the "traditions" of the Senate or the way the appropriations process used to work. It demands results. Handed a large majority, the GOP frittered it away. The chief fritterer was Senator McCain and his Gang of 14...
Mike Taylor and I were both very wrong. So be it.
Mike Taylor adds:
We worked the phones for Shays a few days and voted for Lieberman.
What happened to the rest of you?