Monday, March 20, 2006

National Weekend News Round Up

This weekend had some interesting political news. The national landscape is getting more interesting as the mid-terms inch closer.

The Senate continues to look for its spine as Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois raised his concerns, saying that fellow Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, acted hastily in his call for censure.

However, a Newsweek poll said that most American’s want a Democratic Congress and only 34% want a Republican congress. You hear that Sen. Durbin, you guys have the cover to say what you want, now do it.

The Democrats think that a 50-50 tie in the Senate is not far fetched, but I am still putting my money on retaking the House.

Even though all eyes are focused on 2006, some ambitious types are looking to ’08 and heading to New Hampshire. If all politics are retail, then how come so many people are headed to NH now when we have so many good retail chances to win in Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Florida… basically not New Hampshire. Focus on the races at hand right now, and I promise you, the Democrats who do the most to help win in 06, will be looked at with much more favor in 08.

Speaking of favor, John McCain hired Terry Nelson the Political Director of the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, and Vice President Dick Cheney says that his job is safe, even though he has a 44% disapproval rating (one of the highest ever for a Vice President).

What did I miss?


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