Undeniably, a powerful tide is running for the Democratic Party,
with one week left to Election Day.
Bush’s approval rating is 27 percent, just above Richard Nixon’s
Watergate nadir and almost down to Carter-Truman lows. After each
of those presidents reached their floors — in 1952, 1974, 1980 —
the opposition party captured the White House.
Moreover, 80 percent to 90 percent of Americans think the nation is
on the wrong course, and since mid-September, when McCain was still
slightly ahead, the Dow has lost 4,000 points — $5 trillion to $6
trillion in value.
Leading now by eight points in an average of national polls, Barack
Obama has other advantages.
Not a single blue state is regarded as imperiled or even a toss-up,
while Obama leads in six crucial red states: Florida, North
Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado. Should McCain lose
one of the six, he would have to win Pennsylvania to compensate for
the lost electoral votes. But the latest Pennsylvania polls show
Barack with a double-digit lead.
Lately moving into the toss-up category are Nevada, North Dakota,
Montana and Indiana. All voted twice for George W. Bush.
Not only is Obama ahead in the state and national polls, he has
more money, is running far more ads, has a superior organization on
the ground, attracts larger crowds, and has greater enthusiasm and
more media in camp. And new voter registrations heavily favor the
Though Congress is regarded by Americans with a disdain bordering
on disgust — five of six Americans think it has done a poor job —
Democratic majorities are certain to grow. Indeed, with Democrats
favored by 10 points over Republicans, Nancy Pelosi’s majority
could grow by 25 seats and Harry Reid could find himself with a
filibuster-proof majority of 60 senators.
Democrats already have 49, plus two independents: Socialist Bernie
Sanders and Independent Joe Lieberman. Their challengers are now
ahead in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico,
Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, with a chance of picking up
Georgia, Alaska, Kentucky and Mississippi.
We may be looking at a reverse of 1980, when Reagan won a 10-point
victory over Jimmy Carter, and Republicans took the Senate and,
working with Boll Weevil Democrats, effective control of the House.
With his tax cuts, defense buildup and rollback policy against the
“Evil Empire,” Reagan gave us some of the best years of our lives,
culminating in America’s epochal victory in the Cold War.
What does the triumvirate of Obama-Pelosi-Reid offer?
Rep. Barney Frank is calling for new tax hikes on the most
successful and a 25 percent across-the-board slash in national
defense. Sen. John Kerry is talking up new and massive federal
spending, a la FDR’s New Deal. Specifically, we can almost surely
— Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a
drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill
Clinton years. This will mean that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and
Arizona will soon move out of reach for GOP presidential
candidates, as has California.
— Border security will go on the backburner, and America will have
a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million… MORE HERE