Sunday, September 21, 2008

GOP Battle for Congress, Palin factor, McCain Surge.

GOP Sees Rebound in Battle for Congress -

After months of fundraising doldrums, recruitment misfires and daunting polls, Republicans believe they are finally on the rebound in the battle for Congress. Both sides concede that the GOP stands almost no chance of taking back the House or Senate in November, but party leaders think the Palin factor and an increasingly competitive fight for the White House have generated enthusiasm and momentum that could limit GOP losses to only a few Senate seats and perhaps fewer than a dozen House seats.

Senate Capitol Building

In August, a USA Today-Gallup poll gave Democrats a 51 to 42 percent lead in congressional elections. After the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn., Republicans had climbed to a 50 to 45 percent advantage. Democrats have never envisioned an easy path to a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority. Oh yes they did. Democrats know this is a huge prize and they are doing what ever they can to obtain this prize. This would give the Democrat congress a filibuster proof Senate.

What kind of power would this give Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi? It was a filibuster-proof Democratic majority that allowed FDR to pass his New Deal. It was a filibuster-proof Democratic Senate that allowed Lyndon Johnson to pass his Great Society. What would a filibuster proof Democratic Senate allow President Barack Obama to do with no one to stop the liberal Democrats?

What they are calling the change is the Palin factor. I have to admit that when John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his Vice President candidate, it woke up a sleeping Republican Giant. But we must give John McCain credit with keeping it going. As early as July 28 the Gallop Organization polls showed McCain up by 4 points reducing Obama's lead to 3.2 percent. So before the Republican national convention John McCain was gaining ground on Barack Obama.

McCain, the 72-year-old Washington veteran, and Palin, the 44-year-old first-term governor from Alaska, as they toured the Midwest this week, they are forging a new way of campaigning.This has generated enthusiasm and momentum that could limit GOP losses in congress. I agree the Republicans will not win back the majority but now the Democrats have a fight on their hands.

No one saw the Republican revolution that was coming in 1994 but they will see the Republican surge that will hit on November 4th.

More post on Palin
Barack Obama calls Sarah Palin a Ping with Lipstick.
Oprah, Sarah Palin can be on Show After Election, Clarence Thomas Never.

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