What was once referred to as a “Big Blue Tidal Wave” is turning into a case of cold sweats for Democratic leaders. Democrats with the aide of a willing media all but said the midterm elections were over and that Democrats would control both houses not less than two weeks ago. A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. The momentum has shifted and is on the side on Republicans in so many races. It happened prior to John Kerry’s gaff regarding the military. Another interesting thing is occuring, President George W. Bush’s approval rating is trending upwards.
Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the Democrat leading his party’s effort to win control of the House, said, “It’s inevitable that there would be some tightening in the end.”
Still, Mr. Emanuel, who has been careful this campaign to avoid the public expressions of optimism voiced by other Democrats, added, “This is making me nervous.”
“I don’t know what to make of it,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. (Washington Post)
What will be the reality when voters walk in to cast their ballots on November 7, 2006?Remember, Democratic leadership have stated they will change things. To what many voters are finally pondering on the even of an election. Why would anyone want to change the following?
Pump prices are now 17.6 cents lower than a year ago and have plummeted by more than 80 cents a gallon since the start of August. The last time prices were below $2.20, on average, was the week ending Dec. 26, 2005.
Thousands of Iraqis sang, danced and unleashed celebratory bursts of gunfire yesterday as Saddam Hussein finally faced the consequences of his tyrannical rule in a Baghdad courtroom.
- Unemployment Rate at 4.4%, lowest since May 2001.