Democrats are in a position to sweep the country in a wave of victories come the fall. Eight years (by November) of disasterously unpopular George W. Bush, of bad economic news, of 5+ years in Iraq. . .all add up to bad news for Republicans. Add to that a series of corruption and sex scandals (not unique to Republicans, but more common with them), and a slew of GOP retirements, and the stage couldn't be set better for Democrats.
Democrats though, have been disappointed before. Al Gore wasn't dynamic (well, not yet), but we couldn't imagine clueless boob George W. Bush beating him. Karl Rove and the Supreme Court fixed that. Then, in 2004 when preventing W.'s second term should have been a cinch, Democrats nominated John Kerry, who let Rove (and Diebold) walk all over him. I can only hope that the shift in this election is seismic--so enormous that no amounts of trickery and vote tampering can stop it.
Republicans See Storm Clouds Gathering
While all eyes were on the presidential campaign and the demise of New York Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer (D) last week, Republicans on Capitol Hill were suffering a run of bad news that could hold dire implications for the campaign season.
It started with the loss last weekend of the seat held for two decades by former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). It got worse when Republicans lost potentially strong challengers to Democratic senators in South Dakota and New Jersey, and failed to field anyone to oppose the reelection bid of Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). . .
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