Larry Sabato has a great look into the upcoming 2006 Senate seats up for election. It is still so very soon to make any real predictions, but I have to wonder what is to stop the continual gain of Senate seats during the Bush Administration? George W. Bush has defied the odds during every election by helping the Republican Party pick up seats in off year election. With the many underlying issues that the MSM refuses to discuss or slants as a negative one, polls today are almost useless in determining where Republicans really stand.
I will agree with Larry Sabato and Polipundit that with so very long to go that most likely the Republican Party will pick up 2-3 Senate seats in 2006 but not enough to end the antics of the Democratic minority. That will most likely be the issue on the table in the 2008 Presidential election.
One of the wild cards for 2006 mid-term elections is juts how soon and how vicious the Democratic rhetoric gets to ramp up for the 2008 Democratic Primaries. Just how soon will the Dem’s and MoveOn.org begin and how for over the deep end will they go? More so than usual.
Hat Tip: Polipundit
UPDATE 1: From McGehee at Yippee-Ki-Yah, looks like my wishes of a wild card may have come sooner than expected. What is this Party thinking if they believes that Schiavo is some how a winning issue for Democrats? As McGehee says, “Because Terri and Tom damn sure ain’t winning issues for the Democrats now, and they damn sure won’t be in ’06 or ’08.”
Update 2: Also from JJ at Polipundit (Howard Dean may just be the gift that keeps on giving) provides us with the “Self Parody“ of Dean and “the Democrats plan to use the Terri Schiavo case against the GOP in the next two major election cycles“. Please tell me Democrats are not going to relish over the murder of a helpless individual? Dr Dean or Dr Death, you make the call.