Friday, August 11, 2006
This is just a gut feeling as of August 11, but I don't think the Republicans are going to lose either the House or the Senate. Democrats are pinning their hopes to Ned Lamont's defeat of Joe Lieberman in the primary in Connecticut, but that was a primary, which indicates the mood of the Democratic base, not the electorate as a whole. If Republicans will speak out as conservatives, supporting the President in the Global War on Terror but criticizing him on domestic spending, they will win - and easily. Furthermore, I think the Republican base knows that if Democrats take the House or Senate, there will be impeachment proceedings against the President. That is enough to keep them motivated. This is one of the most interesting mid-term elections in memory.
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