September 14, 2004

DAMP? THEY'RE DROWNING:

For Democrats, Dampened Hopes of Winning the House (CARL HULSE, 9/14/04, NY Times)

Just a few weeks back, Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House, was predicting the potential of a Democratic takeover of the House in November, a power shift that he said would require the help of a political wind at the party's back. Well, he isn't feeling much of a draft these days.

"I think it would be less than candid to say there was a great wind out there at this point in time," Mr. Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday.


You have to hope that wind stuff was just for public consumption and that one of our major parties hasn't really become that divorced from reality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 14, 2004 8:29 PM
Comments

The Democrats are not just divorced from reality: they are attempting to deny it.

And let's not forget that 2006 will be a rough year for the Democrats regarding Senate seats. They will have to defend Cantwell (WA), Stabenow (MI), and Clinton (NY), two of whom probably won't run again. Only Hillary would be favored. And how much longer can Tom Harkin, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Jeff Bingaman, and Herb Kohl stay in office?

The Democrats have never really reconciled themselves after Vietnam; the vote for the 1991 Gulf War showed how out of touch they were. The madness even infected Sam Nunn, and ruined his chance of ever being President. Today I heard Carl Levin berating Porter Goss on NPR, and all I could think was that they hate and rant because they have absolutely nothing to say on any subject. They have no connection to fact or history.

Why is Jimmy Carter treated like royalty now? Because he is a former President? No - because the party has come around to his feebleness. For 20+ years he was quietly ignored. But now, he is venerated. The picture of him and Michael Moore (at John Kerry's convention) should be used somewhere between now and Nov. 2.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 14, 2004 9:04 PM

Mark Dayton from MN will also have a tough race in '06.

Posted by: ratbert at September 15, 2004 10:35 AM
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