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You guys nailed it. Pat Caddell is worth listening to. He has always had a good feel for mainstream Democrats, particularly southern, mid-western, and Reagan Democrats. It's too bad she felt the need express her opinions and talk over a bona fide expert.
I'm concerned that everyone is going to get overconfident that we're actually going to throw these SOBs out of office. There's still a lot of games they can play before election day.
Plus, even if there is another change of power, the new group is still going to see a country that has been devastated by the Democrats in the past four years. How are we going to fix things, no matter who is in power?
goodPlus, even if there is another change of power, the new group is still going to see a country that has been devastated by the Democrats in the past four years. How are we going to fix things, no matter who is in power?
It takes two or maybe three small-beans scandals in the space of as many weeks to completely reverse public opinion these days. So, if one Republican Senator is found to be snuggling with his male aide, another says something tacky about Mexicans and crime, and a third tries to steal money from ACORN, the media people will cover nothing else for weeks, and the polls will flip over to a Dem rout.
Face it: we're a country in which the highest-spending campaign almost always wins the election. This means that most American voters are making their choices based on the last commercial they happened to catch.
We get what we deserve. This time, We The People decided that a Chicago Huckster was cute, and so we made him President! - and then we let the Huckster class rip off most of our money (fer cripe's sake, what did we think Chicago politicians were good at - macrame? No, they STEAL!) and then we took them to our ATM machines and took out loans so they could steal THAT money from us, too.
Unless we repeal and repudiate, we're screwed. This is gonna be like paying off the expensive-car loan for ten years after the car died.