Predictions?

First, kudos to Artemis for her wrap-up below.

Second, shame on anyone that needs someone else to do their electoral homework for them this close to a major national election.

Third, here’s your chance to be a political pundit: in the comments, share your predictions for tomorrow’s election.

Will a Dem wave sweep the GOP out, as many polls predict?

Or does the inevitable last-minute tightening in the polls indicate the GOP will hold on to power by a slim margin?

Will electoral fraud taint this election?

Will the Saddam Hussein verdict have any impact on the polls?

How about the Mark Foley scandal? What about the Ted Haggard scandal?

Even more importantly, what happens after the election?

Have at it. And, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW!!!

9 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

    Good thing I’ve got my lucky voting coin! Problem is that in most races there are no “heads”, just two “tails”.


  2. Artemis (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 3:10 pm

    Thanks Nikkos. :)

    “Will a Dem wave sweep the GOP out, as many polls predict?”

    If that does happen, I think it will be on a slimmer margin than predicted.

    “Or does the inevitable last-minute tightening in the polls indicate the GOP will hold on to power by a slim margin?”

    Possible. But polls are unreliable, in my opinion.

    “Will electoral fraud taint this election?”

    Probably. It seems to have become a given, unfortunately.

    “Will the Saddam Hussein verdict have any impact on the polls?”

    Doubt it. Was there really anyone out there who wasn’t sure of the outcome?

    “How about the Mark Foley scandal? What about the Ted Haggard scandal?”

    I don’t know that those will have a whole lot of impact. The GOP loves to freak out about Dem and Independent sex scandals, but seem to give those in their own party a bye.

    “Even more importantly, what happens after the election?”

    And here’s the real issue, IMHO. If Congress stays Republican, we get 2 more years of holier-than-thou screwups, and the country becomes even more of a mess. If Congress goes Dem, we get 2 years of gridlock because the White House likely won’t work with Dems. Basically, nothing can really change until old G-Dub is out of office, and who knows what will happen then?


  3. JoJo (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    My prediction is that the GOP will keep both Houses. Perhaps this is just wishful thinking on my part but I loathe the day the Socialist-Democrat party takes control of this government.

    As for electoral fraud, I’ll make another prediction. If the GOP loses, they will take the loss like grown-ups. If the GOP wins, there will be non-stop accusations of voter fraud, broken voting machines and voter disenfranchisement.

    “The GOP loves to freak out about Dem and Independent sex scandals, but seem to give those in their own party a bye.” Artemis – perhaps you missed how pretty much everyone condemned the actions of Foley and he resigned from Congress. Not much of a “bye”, huh?

    “Basically, nothing can really change until old G-Dub is out of office…” Artemis, you’ve got to be joking; that’s just a silly comment.


  4. E (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    Jojo-“Perhaps you missed how pretty much everyone condemned the actions of Foley and he resigned from Congress.” Perhaps you missed how Foley’s goings on were pretty much common knowledge on the hill and the fact the he only resigned after his actions were publicized.


  5. JoJo (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    E-

    Perhaps you missed the topic of this thread…


  6. Bill V (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

    I like this comment, “If the GOP loses, they will take the loss like grown-ups. If the GOP wins, there will be non-stop accusations of voter fraud, broken voting machines and voter disenfranchisement.”

    I mean really, why would anyone lump all GOP and Dems into these two categories? Are you saying that all GOPs are grown-ups and all Dems are crybabies? That’s pretty ridiculous. I don’t vote a straight ticket, mostly because each party thinks its way is the only way. There are plenty on each side that might stand up and say that voter fraud played a part in their defeat. And from what I’ve been seeing it doesn’t seem very difficult to pull off if one has the means.

    You are lying to yourself if anyone thinks that all members of their party are better people than members of the other party. I bet if you met and got to know everyone in your party, you’d probably actually like very few.


  7. nikkos (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    Thank you all- well, most of you- for your comments. Now, GET OUT AND VOTE!


  8. JoJo (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 9:10 am

    The best part of this thread, titled “Predictions”, is that only two people actually made predictions. Way to stay focused!

    Bill, as for people complaining about voter fraud, I’m talking about the actual candidates. Disputing elections because you lost and trying to blame it on the voting machines or voter disenfranchisement is a tactic owned by the Democrats.

    BTW, why no predictions Nikkos? As the thread starter, you’re not even willing to submit your predictions?

    http://z.about.com/d/politicalhumor/1/7/U/j/dem_party_seal.jpg


  9. Danny Doom (unregistered) on November 8th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    Have the GOP handled the loss like grown-ups? I see evidence to the contrary in lots of places. But rather than dwell on that, I am curious to hear how Mr. Bush handles it in his press conference at noon. At least K.Lopez at The Corner will finally shut-up abou Rick Santorum, right? Ah, the sun is out today!



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