Monday, October 23, 2006

Keep the Ball Rolling!
Barron's has made a bold projection that the GOP will hold both chambers of Congress. I'm beginning to believe again... most of the polls don't show the outlandish leads that so many Democrats and MSM outlets have proffered as reasons that the GOP base should not vote.
Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both chambers, at least nominally. We expect the Republican majority in the House to fall by eight seats, to 224 of the chamber's 435. At the very worst, our analysis suggests, the party's loss could be as large as 14 seats, leaving a one-seat majority. But that is still a far cry from the 20-seat loss some are predicting. In the Senate, with 100 seats, we see the GOP winding up with 52, down three.
Mike DeWine (amazingly) appears to lead Sherrod Brown in the latest poll.

This, by the way, is the best site I've found so far for political junkies. "The Blogging Caesar" is offering his premium services free for the day, check it out, sign up. He also offers another great pep-talk to the troops.
P-a-r-t-i-c-i-p-a-t-i-o-n. Without even the pretense of a real plan for our future, the Democrats have hung their hopes on a depressed conservative base. It is the only way they can win. Swing voters mean little in the polarized political world in which we find ourselves. And the effects of that polarization are magnified in traditionally low-turnout mid-term elections where only the active and energized take part.

The task for our opponents, then, is to win the war of emotional energy. So much of what we are seeing and hearing now from the talking heads in the media and the Democratic party is designed to accomplish two things. First, they hope the never-ending dirge of bad news and scandal will squeeze whatever small number of votes it can from a diminishing pool of fence-sitters. Second, and many times more importantly, they seek to demoralize and deflate the conservative faithful. For they know that every vote not cast by a disgruntled and despairing Republican Eeyore is one less vote they have to overcome in their quest for control.
His title says it all, THE OUTCOME IS IN OUR HANDS. Get excited! Call your friends! We must get every potential Republican voter to the polls come election day. Do not wait, do it NOW!

From the same article:
Don't let it happen. I implore us all to resist that temptation to be driven into mopey political reclusion. Fend off the Eeyore inside that wants to sap your drive to win. For sure our leadership is far from ideal, but think about the alternative. If we lose the House, George W. Bush will be impeached. If we lose this Senate, only David Souter clones will have a prayer of filling any vacancies in the Supreme Court during Bush's final two years and we'll lose by default the critical battle we are now winning in the judiciary. The implications of this election when viewed through the lens of our country’s future history are enormous. We cannot afford to lose.

Comments on "Keep the Ball Rolling!"


Blogger Brian Duffy said ... (5:53 PM) : 

You got love it this, if the Republicans win in both houses the Democrats will go insane! You got love the thought!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:12 PM) : 

The world will be safer when Bush is a lame duck!! YAY


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