By Carole on Nov 4, 2010
With the 2010 midterm elections and the two year campaign that preceded them in the national rear-view mirror, we have at least a few moments before the 2012 campaign begins to reflect on lessons learned (or lessons that should have been learned) over the last 24 hours.
1. Constantly referring to the Republicans as 'the party of no' was great...for the Republicans. The huge gains that have given the GOP control of the US House of Representatives prove that the vast majority of Americans believe that "no" is the right answer if the question is "Do you support the Obama agenda?"
By Carole on Oct 31, 2010
Twas two days before midterms and all through the nation
Everyone waited in anticipation
The voting machines were all lined up in rows
In hopes they'd record what folks actually chose
The voters were trying to study the facts
While last minute tv ads blared new attacks
By Carole on Aug 31, 2010
The electoral tidal wave heading for Democrats in November is growing more powerful by the day. The latest bad news for Team Obama/Reid/Pelosi comes from Gallup in the form of its weekly generic ballot. Among registered voters, Republicans lead Democrats by 10 points (51% - 41%); the largest margin in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress. (source) But Election Day could end even worse than that for Democratic candidates.
By Carole on Aug 1, 2010
Advisers to President Barack Obama say he will concentrate largely on delivering a message, raising money and motivating voters from afar, rather than on racing from district to district. (source) In other words, as the president's job approval rating continues to drop, a joint campaign appearance with Mr. Obama would be toxic for any candidate in the upcoming mid-term elections.
By Carole on Feb 14, 2010
The grassroots political movement known as the Tea Party is doing a great job of reminding both parties what a large segment of the American people want and what they deserve under the US Constitution. But are they ready to govern and will the attempt by some of them to become a legitimate political party do more harm than good? That question may be answered this year in Nevada as the Tea Party of Nevada has qualified as a third party there and will have a candidate in the Senate race against Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada). (source)