one can only hope..
In my small personal sample, I know of 4 close friends who voted in this election but did not vote in the previous off-year city council election.
In my home town, the dems are much more organized and involved than two years ago. Anti-Bush backlash? You bet.
Sure feels good to feel good about something.
the dems are beating incumbent repubs by margins of 65-35, and 61-39 respectively. yeee hah!
And one of the repub candidates ran a particularly dirty campaign. Including bringing up one candidates sexual orientation in campaign literature right before the election.
I can't help but see the tidal wave victories of Karin Uhlich and Nina Trasoff as a good sign for the upcoming 2006 election season. Certainly, the quality of the candidates and the energetic work of the Democratic volunteers have a lot to do with ultimate victory, but margins in the range of 30% do not come from well-run or energetic campaigns, they come from very pissed-off constituencies
The dissatisfaction with the GOP's experiments in social engineering is building quickly. If the electorate's anger is enough to dump a middling-safe Senator like Kyl out of office, then the Senate might just change hands in 2006. Should that happen, the GOP will no longer be able to surpress investigatory oversight of the many, many, many unexplored scandals lying just outside of the public's view. Two years of cascading scandal may be just the ticket for enough additional pickups to turn over the House in 2008, and maybe deliver the White House as well.
quotes from http://dean4az.blogspot.com/