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Missouri, Virginia are still out.  Tennessee goes to the Republicans.  So, what do we know?  I’m not sure that we know anything more now then we knew in January.  Iraq is a big deal but there are more issues out there.  The American people are starting to wake from their dreamy sleep.  Americans are starting to get involved and are starting to be aware of the issues that are effecting their lives. 

The one thing that is clear the era of the conservativism has ended.  The Bush era has ended at least I hope it has.

Democrats will have to lead.  Look for a rise in the minimum wage.  What will we do on Iraq?  Immediate push to simply pull out?  Phased withdrawal?  Will Bush actually work with the Democrats to save his presidency or will he dig his heels in?  Rumsfeld?  Is he now out?

It is going to interesting.

Van Duncan wins!

Van Duncan had an outstanding interview on my show.  He is a thoughtful and polished man.  He will do a great job. 

From ACT:

Van Duncan has defeated Bobby Medford in the race for Buncombe County sheriff.


Medford conceded the race a little before 10 tonight.

His supporters, including Pat Hefner, Walt Roberson and Carl Mumpower, shook their heads as the Medford conceded the race.

Democrats to control the House

It wasn’t long ago the Dem’s were licking their wounds from 2004.  Complete incompetence mixed with a particularly vile type of arrogance gave the Democrats a window of opportunity.  The continued deaths in Iraq.  The chaos in Iraq.  The lack of a coherent plan.  The Dubai Port deal.  The attempt to steal Social Security.  An economy that’s making the rich richer and everyone else is asked to bend over.

I had an opportunity to speak with Tom Daschle on Sunday night.  He and I were riding the same plane going to Atlanta.  I asked him a rhetorical question — can you name any policy that President Bush has implemented that is actually benefit the American people?  Then I qualified this question by saying any major policy.  Neither one of us could think of any.  You have No Child Left behind, Stem Cell Research, Healthy Forests, Energy Policy — not one of these have been helpful to the American people.  (On a personal note, it was a great thrill to talk with Senator Daschle in person, especially since, I interviewed him on my show not two weeks ago.)

It will still be another couple of hours before we find out the outcomes of the Senate races.  It appears that the race in Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri are going to be extremely close.