Peggy Noonan has some interesting observations on this years elections in her article of 9.21.2006.
Now this does not apply to Virginia, obviously, as the words “macaca” and “blogger” and “Mom” and “noose” and “anti-semite” appear nowhere in the article. It is a discussion-albeit general-of issues. However, it does offer a perspective on the congressional elections as they are being fought in the other 49 states.
Bottom line-democratic candidates may be defining themselves simply by their opposition to President Bush as opposed to offering solutions. How will that work out?
Given that this is pretty much how the GOP fought the 1998 congressional elections-based in opposition to a president of the other party rather than offering ideas-I wonder how this plan will work this time around….it may also prove or disprove Santayana’s observation on the value of history.