By Roger Aronoff December 11, 2006
In addition to the impact of the war, Washington editor Kate O'Beirne said that the Republican brand name is out of favor, suffering from scandal and corruption fatigue.
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...Ramesh Ponnuru said that there had been a massive swing by independent voters, sensing that Republicans had become interested primarily in remaining in power, rather than advancing a positive, conservative agenda. That also explains why Republicans lost millions of conservative votes....