Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Are Democrats too confident in 2008 election race?

"There's a real anti-incumbent, anti-Washington mood out there," he said. "Democrats cannot take for granted that just because voters are upset with the Republican administration it doesn't mean they think Democrats are much better right now."

I think that's right. Broadly speaking the electorate is deeply dissatisfied with the governing class. There have been so many outrages over the past decade or so: the mishandling of the war (Republicans), the desperate attempt to lose the war at any cost (Democrats), amnesty for illegals (mostly Democrats but McCain and Giuliani are neck deep in this too), mishandling Katrina (both parties actually but the media only seemed to notice the massive incompetence of the Bush Administration on this one), the appointment of dubious hacks to positions of enormous national importance ie. Harriet Meiers, Michael Brown, Alberto Gonzales (Republicans), idiotic opposition to massively well qualified public servants ie. Sam Alito, John Roberts, John Ashcroft, and John Bolton (Democrats).

I could go on but it's getting depressing.

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