One of the biggest challenges Democrats traditionally face in the mid terms is turnout. Most people expect that to be the case in 2022 because Donald Trump is not on the ballot. Well, I will dispute that below, after I offer one of my pet political theories.
Sunday the news that Bob Dole passed away broke. Remembering a comment that I made in the run up to the 2020 presidential election my thought was, “the GOP don’t run ‘em like that anymore”. The grammar leaves a lot to be desired but I don’t think I’m alone in that core thought.
The governors’ races are becoming more important as the attacks on democracy from the American right continue. This is my first (and both very incomplete and early) look at the 2022 races.
It’s another one of those days where I want to do a series of quick hits on a variety of topics. Here we go.
This week choosing the subject matter of the Sunday article was easy. The story will center on Georgia but it is close to nationwide and the anti-democracy forces that currently control the Republican Party and present a potentially mortal threat to America have DC as their intended destination. Plenty here, let’s start to unpack it.