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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Turning of the Tide?

More Americans now identify themselves as Democrats than Republicans. So, is 2006 REALLY 1994, or just 1998?


Blogger Eric said...

I don't think it signifies much, honestly. There's always a big gap in numbers between those who identify themselves with a party and those who actually get off their fat asses and vote. The GOP always seems to have an edge in getting their voters to the polls. I don't expect the next election to be that much different. Sure, the GOP will probably lose some seats, but I don't see a 1994-style sea change building.

3/30/2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Signs of a tidal wave election are always easier to spot after the fact. For example, 1994 looks as inevitable as the tides NOW, with 20/20 hindsight. At the time, no one--and I mean NO ONE--was predicting the GOP would take both Houses of Congress. If I had said in, say, September 1994 that a 40 year veteran like Jack Brooks in an overwhelmingly Democratic district would lose to a paranoid, delusional, former homeless guy with shadowy ties to the Michigan Militia (Steve Stockman), they would've locked me up.

3/30/2006 9:51 PM  

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