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Thoughts on the 2006 Midterm Election

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A bit of a blowout.

Certainly this was an election where the Republicans deserved to lose but the Democrats didn’t deserve to win.

Of course, from my point of view, the Republicans, spending like drunken sailors though they have been, are still better than the Democrats. They’ll spend like that without the need for alcohol. Not to mention what other things they plan. Most important however, will be judges and Condi.

My preferred scenario had been that Cheney steps down sometime after the 2006 mid-term for reasons of health, and then Condi Rice is appointed VP. She can then run in 2008 as a sitting VP. That scenario is gone, as I assume that Harry Reid’s senate would never confirm her for the veep slot.

Bush will have a more difficult final two years, but at least he’s still there to put the brakes on. I don’t buy Pelosi’s notion that the people voted to end the Iraq War, but they’ve certainly voted to change Washington. I doubt anyone there is actually listening.

Written by martinipundit

November 8, 2006 at 12:22 pm

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