Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What's Next?

Dennis Sherrard writes about the results of the November 7th election at Watchblog:
It was an important symbolic change however, because as the exit polls have indicated the two areas of importance voters spoke most loudly about were the Iraq War and the corruption in Washington. My question is what happens over the Next Two Years?

John V. Walsh writes about The War Loses, Voters Win, Rahm's Losers at CounterPunch:
Had the campaign rested on [DCCC fundraiser Emanuel] Rahm's choices, there would have been only 8 or 9 new seats, and the Dems would have lost. In fact, Rahm's efforts were probably counterproductive for the Dems since the great majority of voters were antiwar and they were voting primarily on the issue of the war (60% according to CNN). But Rahm's candidates were not antiwar.

Meanwhile, Fred Newman and Jackie Salit discuss how Independents are Controlling the Action in Talk/Talk: Salit: So, everybody’s looking at the numbers. Independents broke 2-1 for the Democrats. The latest polls show that 65% of independents disapprove of our position in Iraq. Newman: More importantly, it was the independents that made the war the issue of the campaign. Where else did it come from? It didn’t come from the Democrats. It didn’t come from the Republicans. It came from the independent movement.

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