Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Dawning Of A New Era Or Same Old, Same Old?

Well, now that Democrats have taken the House, and God help us all, it looks like the Senate, I can't help but wonder if

A) They will be able to now work with Republicans to get things done?
B) Will Republicans be able to let their bitterness go and work with Democrats?
C) Will Republicans be able to get back to their true Conservative roots?

From my knowledge of politicians, and their third grade maturity levels, I would have to give A & B a big "NO" and C a "God I hope so". But who knows, they may surprise us.

And speaking of third grade maturity levels, I also can't help but wonder about Howard Dean. I just got finished watching RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman give an interview on FNC. And considering the fact that he just got his butt handed to him he was very gracious in congratulating Democrats and acknowledged the fact that America spoke and told Republicans that they weren't welcome today. I wonder if ol' Howie D. would have done the same had the outcome been different?

3 comments:

Jake said...

And considering the fact that he just got his butt handed to him he was very gracious in congratulating Democrats and acknowledged the fact that America spoke and told Republicans that they weren't welcome today.

That's defeatist talk! I can't believe Mehlman is "cut and running".

Za said...

Actually Chris, if you look at most Republican candidate's campaign tactics, it was "distance yourself from Bush". Many of the campaigned on such novel ideas as changing the strategy in Iraq, or heaven forbid, even working on a slow withdrawal.

So I don't think you have to worry about B.

John K said...

Latest post election data has shown that there was 40% less turnout than any election in the last 20 years. Approx 70% of the Christian right voting block stayed home as well and did not vote. Very very interesting.
I have my personal opinions as to the "why"; but right now I would be speculating. I hope to find out the polling reasons in comming weeks.