Yes, it’s that time again (it’s always that time!).
The Democrats seemed set to make some gains, as is usual in off-years- the only exceptions are George W Bush in his first term and Bil Clinton in his second- but are within striking distance of flipping the House. High numbers of resignations, combined with (due to?) record disapproval numbers for the sitting president show a good chance of doing so. The Dems need +5% to offset geographical disadvantages and gerrymandering; last Tuesday’s results seem to show they’re close.
The Senate seemed out of reach- until the Roy Moore story broke. It still looks like he’s got it. I wonder if it’s better politically for the Democrats to have Moore lose -“even Alabama says no!”- or have him win by a few points and be in the Senate yelling about Jesus and getting rid of gay marriage and godless liberals and attacking McConnell? It takes a lot to keep a US Senator quiet, especially one like Moore.
Should be…um…an interesting year.