Like most American political junkies, I’m currently obsessed with the upcoming mid-term elections. One of the things I find the most frustrating is that despite following them pretty closely I can’t call many of the Senate and Governor races. There are four major factors at play that make the results less than clear and I’d like to explore them with you today.
It may be a bit like counting the chickens before they hatch, but at this point I still assume the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. A lot can change between now and Election Day but there is one thing I am certain of: if the Republicans should happen to gain control of the upper chamber (and I won’t rule that out completely) it won’t be by a 51-49 margin; or not for long anyway.
Today’s is the ninth edition in this “series”. At commencement my only wonder is if it will be sufficient for what’s already waiting in the wings. Let’s get about answering that question. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping IX
Next weekend is Labor Day weekend and the unofficial opening of the 2022 “regular season” for politics. A lot has changed on the political landscape since the last time I took a look at the prospects for the 2022 Senate races and I thought it merited another look.
Taking partisanship out of the equation, without a doubt the influence of money is the biggest problem in American politics. Simply put, it is un-democratic and it just got a lot worse!