Solid victories for Governor-Elect Jon Corzine (NJ) and Governor-Elect Tim Kaine (VA) . The Virginia victory was especially sweet, inasmuch as the local Republicans brought in W at the last minute to campaign for the GOP candidate. Heh heh heh.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's propositions all went down to defeat in Kaleefornia. The Gropenator is through. If he doesn't decide against running for re-election in 2006, he'll be voted out of office, and I have a hunch he knows that. (Robert Scheer weighs in here.)
Bush's popularity ratings are at record lows and going down. The Republicans are nervous and uncertain. Now is not the time to spend congratulating ourselves on yesterday's victories. Now is the time to start getting ready for the big show on Tuesday, 7 November 2006. The goals must be crystal clear in our minds:
Win control of the U.S. House of Representatives. There is no reason why the Democrats cannot gain 35-40 new seats.
Win control 0f the U.S. Senate. Republican seats are vulnerable in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Montana, Arizona, Tennessee, and maybe more.
Win control of the Governor's mansions in New York, Florida, California, and any number of other states.
Win control of state legislatures across the country.
Win county offices in every state in the country.
There is no reason why we can't. There is every reason why we must.