reflections on elections
Tuesday went well for the GOP.
Senate is now 55-45 in favor of the Republicans
Before the election I had not read any predictions of a 4 seat pick-up. (Not even the most ideological and optomistic
in their predictions thought that this would be the balance.) This is a surprising result.
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle defeated by John Thune
The last time a sitting Senate leader lost re-election was 1952
Republicans gain seats in the House
11 states vote to ban gay marriage
Voters in all the states with gay marriage
propositions passed them, some by overwhelming margins.
President George W. Bush re-elected
There was record voter turnout this election and the President won a majority of the votes. (Clinton
won less than 50% in both of his elections as did Bush in 2000. His father was the last President to win a majority in 1988.)