Clearly, the horizon looks strongly liberal for November 7. All the experts believe that history will repeat itself and the democrats will pick up seats in this election. There is a long history of the party out of power picking up many seats in the sixth year of a presidency. The drive-by media has taken their cue from the democrat national committee, and in their customary style, have invented their own self-serving plotline. The conclusion of their fantasy plot has the democrats celebrating well into the night on November 7 as they take over both houses of congress. Only time will tell.
It may be possible that democrats peaked too early, or are over-reading their tea leaves. There’s a long way until November 7.
• President Bush and other nationally known leaders of the Republican Party have only started to truly engage the campaign.
• Voter turn-out efforts, a highly successful technique in 2002 and 2004 for the Republicans, is not considered in the many faulty polls being touted in the mainstream media.
• The campaign could be permanently altered with dramatically and rapidly changing international or domestic events.
While democrats see their fortunes dwindling slightly, expectations for the Republicans are very low. Regardless of reality, the media have developed their template for the Fall season, and they are sticking to it. I hope that conservatives can break though the ludicrous cacophony of out of tune anti-republican voices that are sounding off daily and amplified by the liberal media.
Before Republicans and conservatives get too discouraged, just remember the trademark inaccuracies of the mainstream media. Exit polls, largely regarded by professional pollsters as the most reliable and accurate of all polls proved to be very fallible and were incorrectly reported in 2000, 2002, and 2004. The unison forecast for the elections this autumn may prove to be more off the mark than the forecasts for this year’s hurricane season.