November 06, 2002
Not what I expected

Well, at least I don't have any on-the-record predictions to eat. I thought the Democrats would retain control of the Senate. All I can say is "ugh".

I suppose the bright side to being the minority party is that it's harder to be creditably blamed when things go wrong. Bush asked for control of Congress. He got it. You'd think that if things aren't looking better in two years that people might hold him responsible for it.

Another possible benefit for Democrats is that an all-GOP government might finally remove some of the shine that libertarians see on them. This presumes that the Republicans will push various civil liberties restrictions (due to the War On Terror) and that the Democrats actually align themselves against such things. Taking a stand against corporate-friendly copyright extensions, RIAA-inspired fair use usurpations, and stem cell research restrictions would also help.

I'm just trying to stay positive. It's not going to be easy.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on November 06, 2002 to Election 2002 | TrackBack

Small consolation for you -- I did predict the Dems to retain control of the Senate, but it's a prediction I gladly lose. But I have a warning for the Pubs not to be too smug; check my blog.

Posted by: B. K. Oxley (binkley) on November 6, 2002 9:50 AM