Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Night USA

I don't know nearly enough about US politics to offer any meaningful analysis of seat counts in tonight's election. It certainly appears that the Republicans are getting punished somewhat in the House of Representatitves. I'm going to say it's likely a good thing. The Republicans were adrift and nothing could be more dangerous than an election that gave them reason to continue to drift. Looking at some early reactions, I found this quote from an MSNBC article interesting:

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a likely 2008 presidential contender, said Republicans had lost their way, telling NBC News’ Brian Williams that “many in our base believed we valued power over principle.”

“I think people have a frustration,” he said. “It reflects on the president, as well. We can’t continue to frivolously spend on these pork-barrel projects and call ourselves fiscal conservatives.”

That's definitely a fair statement. But since when does Sen McCain care about the Republican base? Everything I read about the man suggests he holds his own party and the base in utter contempt, simply a necessary evil on his road to the White House. I can make one prediction he'll never get there.

Time for bed, but we'll see what the morning brings.

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