Awaiting the Midterm Election
October 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 2 is one week away — the day we have all been discussing and anxiously awaiting for so long.
I am talking about Election Day or the midterm, as it is called by the people who want to impress you with their sophistication.
Some of us look upon this day with hope and excitement. Others look upon this day with dread.
If, like me, you are a Republican, then you can only hope that the GOP wins enough congressional districts to take over the House and sweep out the garbage . . . spelled Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and a long list of floor flushers who have abused public office and betrayed your trust.
It might be too much to ask for enough victories in the U.S. Senate races to take over the Senate as well as the House of Representatives.
But, Republicans are a curious lot. When they see victory of grand proportions within their grasp, they choose in their primaries people like Christine O’Donnell.
Now, I will be the first to admit she is a better choice than Chris Coons, her liberal Democrat opponent.
Mike Castle, the Republican congressman who had formerly been the Delaware governor and who is very popular, obviously was denied the chance to give Joe Biden’s long held seat to the Republicans.
So, that is one that they blew. I do not feel comfortable with Rand Paul in Kentucky, or a few other Republican senatorial nominees.
However, if the voting is honest, I think the chances are good for a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, narrowing the Democrat majority in the upper chamber.
Did you notice the caveat? Did you notice I was constrained to say if the voting is honest?
I remember a time during the years I was an idealist, that I didn’t even ask if the voting is honest? I no longer harbor any naive thoughts that this is America and therefore the election will be honest and the true winner will be announced as the victor.
I know that the Chicago I grew up in, with its sleazy Democrat political machines, has been replicated many times in most other parts of the country.
I can only hope that there are enough brave Election Day workers on the job to keep this election from being so tainted that we cannot even begin to think the vote was stolen.
One Al Franken is one Al Franken too many!