The Morning After
Somehow, I have managed to get four hours sleep since getting home from the GOP party and watching additional election coverage. Things have not changed much since the wee hours.
Some high points: Eleven States ban same-sex marriage; Daschle is unseated by John Thune; 55 senate seats; increased representation in the House.
There have also been lessons learned. No doubt the "pros from Dover" will be busy looking at what worked and what didn't, especially in Minnesota. This is neccessary as we now have to begin laying the foundation for Minnesota in 2006, as well as the 2008 Presidential race since it is likely we will see a Hillery candidacy from the far-left leaning Dems.
2006 will be important in Minnesota for two, possibly three reasons: We need to re-elect Tim Pawlenty as Governor; Mark Dayton has to be unseated and the man likely to do that is Mark Kennedy, thus leaving an open seat that will be hotly contested, that race becoming reason #3.
Back to the main event.
Bush has a 3.5 million vote lead over Kerry in the popular vote, which translates into a 51% MAJORITY. This is significant as in 2000, nether major candiate came anywhere near the 50% mark, and even Bill Clinton failed to crack 50% to have a majority.
This should end once and for all the leftisit mantra of "Selected, Not Elected" that we have had to put up with for the past four years. Bush one, although the left leaning Democrats are attempting to steal the election just as they attempted to do in Florida 2000. The mantra of the left is now: If at first you don't succeed, sue!
They will fail, as this means subverting the Will of the People, which is is the basis of our election process.
Nevada, though still not called, shows Bush with a clear majority and a 20,000 vote lead over Kerry.
Next in the uncalled is New Mexico, where the race is closer, however Dubya has an 11,000 vote margin over Kerry and a clear majority in the state.
Also on this list is Iowa, which will put Bush over the top, Bush has a 15,000 vote margin over Kerry. It is tight, however even here Dubya enjoys a majority of the popular vote.
Last on the list is Wisconsin, where Bush suffers a deficit of some 13,000 votes. On the flip side, Kerry failed to recieve a majority of the popular vote in this state (thank you Nader).
When these results are finalized, we will see Bush with 286 electoral votes, and Kerry with 252 Electoral votes. Not quite the electoral margin the experts were predicting, but a darn good showing.