I almost never comment on horserace politics, so I had just three thoughts this morning:
- Who are these 20% or so of the voters who slew back and forth in as little as a few months between the two parties? What goes on in their head -- "The Republicans are threatening my freedoms, I better vote Democrat. Oh no, the Democrats are now threatening my freedoms, I better vote Republican." At what point do folks wake up and say "both these parties threaten my freedoms whenever they are in power - I wonder if there is an alternative?"
- The spin put on the election by everyone is both predictable and hilarious. We will soon see what lessons the Democrats really took from the election by what legislation they bring to a vote this year and what they delay.
- One thing I am surprised Republicans did not mention today -- A Republican was more succesful in getting a Democrat elected with her endorsement (NY23) than was Democrat Obama with his support and endorsement of the Democratic candidate in New Jersey. Though of course Corzine was a sleazebag, so its unclear if there are any real national messages in that election.