In the office elevator, I bumped into an old friend, a reporter from Dow Jones. (Yes, the Wall Street Journal and The Nation can co-exist in the same building (this is incestuous Washington and we all think of ourselves as kindred insiders). My friend is a smart and observant conservative who doesn't peddle cheap partisan opinions.
Democrats, he told me, won't get more than eight to ten seats in the House, forget the Senate. What? Why? Money and method, he said. Between blanketing TV with killer ads and turning out the righteous right-wing base, the Republicans are in the process of buying it one more time.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
William Greider has an essay in Nation Magazine about "Paranoia Strikes Deep" that addresses the deep uneasiness within many Americans concerning the November elections. Here's a quote:
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 9:40 AM