Charlie Cook of the famous Cook Political Report, had this to say about the upcoming midterm election: "...this election is going to be a horror show for Republicans..."
Here are some other excerpts from an article in The Chicago Tribune:
....Numerous political analysts are forecasting that a tidal wave of voter dissatisfaction will wash Republicans out of office on Nov. 7 and possibly hand control of the House back to Democrats, who also are poised for gains in the Senate and to win back governorships.
"The Republicans had a great run for a while, and it's over," said Charlie Cook, a non-partisan analyst and founder of the Cook Political Report....
...A race-by-race analysis by the Cook Report shows a dramatic tilt toward the Democrats since the beginning of the year. The report now ranks 18 Republican-held House seats as tossups in the election. In contrast, Cook suggests the Democrats will lose no seats.
Since Bush's re-election, virtually every event has favored the Democrats. Bush's push for Social Security privatization proved unpopular. The Iraq war has shown little sign of progress and is widely opposed. The federal response to Hurricane Katrina a year ago seems to have permanently damaged the administration's reputation.
Meanwhile, corruption scandals have prompted the departure of three powerful Republican congressmen--Reps. Tom DeLay of Texas, Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California and Bob Ney of Ohio.
"Unless something big happens, this election is going to be a horror show for Republicans," Cook said. "When you talk to Republican pollsters and strategists, the nicest word you can come up with is `despondent.' This is going to be really bad..."
The election is just over sixty days away. Those of us who want change can be cautiously optimistic that this election will bring it.