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October 26th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Election already over for Democrats?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

There are only seven days to go before the midterm elections, and President Obama has a quiet day at the White House. Maybe too quiet.

On his schedule: only meetings with advisers and Cabinet members. No campaign rallies. No fundraisers.

Howard Kurtz writes in "The Daily Beast" that heading into the midterms, the White House feels so beat up by the press and unable to push its own narrative that its gone into "bunker mode."

"What's fascinating is the belief that the bully pulpit has been permanently downsized, forcing the leader of the free world to shout for attention in a cacophonous world."

And it's not just President Obama who seems to be feeling the pain here. Bill Clinton spoke at a campaign event the other day in a high school gym in Detroit that was nearly two-thirds empty. When was the last time Clinton spoke to an almost empty house?

Even some Democrats are voicing their frustration. Frank Caprio, who is running for governor in Rhode Island, says President Obama can "take his endorsement and really shove it." Lovely. This after the president didn't endorse him.

And there are plenty of reasons for all this angst among the Democratic Party. The conventional wisdom is that Democrats are in for a real bruising next Tuesday.

A new USA Today/Gallup Poll shows Democrats face a record "enthusiasm gap." Only 37 percent of Democrats say they're more enthusiastic about voting this year than usual - compared with a whopping 63 percent of Republicans.

Polls also show congressional Republicans holding their lead in generic ballot match-ups against Democrats.

Here’s my question to you: Is the election already over for the Democrats?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Frank

I hope the Democrats do better than expected. For the American people to turn so abruptly back to the Republicans is shocking. Even given the fact that Pres. Obama was a bit lackluster to start off with, are we that vulnerable to Republican smear and slogan that we are going to throw in the towel? I think it would be a disaster to give corporate America another bid to control the country, and certainly the country's purse. Let's all hope not.

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Chris in Ohio

The election was over when the president and the Democratic-controlled Congress failed to understand the needs of the country. Great minds can debate on how to best handle the "Great Recession" but who would have thought that their number one job was health care reform (if you can call it that) when Americans want jobs. To add insult to the problem, the President then has the nerve to say we just don't understand the mess we are/were in. Yes Mr. President, we do if only you would have focused on the economy first rather than trying to make your mark in history.

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Dean

So now our government and policy is determined by who is 'enthusiastic'? The media spend so much time trying to entice watchers/readers/listeners, I don't think it has a clue how people *really* feel about much of anything – very much like our politicians. We shall see on Election Day, and not before. Why don't you try to find something useful to write about?

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Patsy in Texas

Jack, President Obama is going to Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and Connecticut this weekend. Hardly "bunker mode"!

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Charles

The Democrats were beaten when they pushed their agenda on us with no debate, when they shoved as much pork as they could fit into a bill and dared to call it a "stimulus" bill, when they forced universal health care on us with no debate but the Congress was told to pass it and then you can read it. And on and on and on.

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Carla

If I could tell Democrats from Republicans, I'd vote for a Democrat - but there's not much difference these days.


Filed under: 2010 Election • Democrats
soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Deanna

    Yes, the Dems will win....those dam Tea Party want-to-be's. they dont even have a plan....and if they do they better make it good....all they do is go around and slam the dems....let's just have a one party?....ok

    October 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  2. Anothermuse

    The president is a student of history, yet ignored it at the same time. By repeating Clinton's misteps he reenergized the far right, and has convinced independents that the Dems are out of touch. How do you argue when the top priority was health care, while unemployment was close to 10%....Had Obama governed from the middle instead of pushing the left agenda, this election might not be so ugly. Two more years and the moderates will probably gain seats against both party's zealots. Takes a while for pendulem to swing back to the center...

    Florida

    October 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  3. John

    Jack, the election isn't over until the polls close on November 2nd. We've heard a lot of volume from the extreme Republican Tea party folks. Those of us that are moderates choose not to try to shout others down, we simply understand that the only place where our voice counts is in the voting booth. We understand that shouting isn't likely to win friends and influence people, especially when it comes to convincing others that ours is the right way to go. Simply put, extremism isn't our style, but expressing our opinion at the polls, is. That won't happen until next week.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  4. Tim Smith

    The Obama message that the answer to the nation's problems is more government spending is what is helping Republicans and hurting Democrats. Obama promised change, but a bigger government is not the kind of change that most people want or think we need.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Marilyn from Ohio

    Not for this Democrat because I haven't voted yet but I do plan to vote a complete Democratic ticket. I hope the Republicans do win so they can pound their chests and sit back and do nothing except run their mouths. The American people will get what they bargained for while having tea with Sarah Palin.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  6. HerbG

    The chickens are about to come home to roost and they are going to lay a big fat egg right on the President's desk! That's what happens when you ignore the will of the majority of the American people and pass an unworkable health care bill among other sins.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  7. Justin from Santa Clara, CA

    Jack,

    The election has been over for the Democrats for a few months now, it's just taken the top dogs until now to realize it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  8. Karl from SF, CA

    I guess we'll find out if it's really over for the Democrats on November second when we also find out just how easily the American voter can be mislead. Until then we have all those fascinating, irrelevant, ever changing polls to cuss and discuss, don't we?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm |
  9. Coop

    Dems should be done for. In the first two years of office (w/ almost absolute control of Congress along w/ the White House) they put the country's biggest financial crisis on the freakin' backburner and instead spent the vast majority of their time working to pass a very unpopular bill (ObamaCare) that they completely shoved down people's throats largely before it had even been WRITTEN. They put the democratic party agenda before the needs of the people, and they need to pay for it. If that's not a completely arrogant disregard for Americans, our needs and the station to which they were elected to serve then i don't know what is. If you're a democratic supporter, i'd love to hear what you gotta say about this. Completely ignoring the largest financial crisis in almost 100 years to instead chase internal party agenda issues? RLY??

    October 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  10. Jerry

    Only if the reasonable don't vote. I think you may be surprised when the non-polled actually vote.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  11. Florida fan

    It should be over for them, they have crammed down our throats in 2 years what most would take 10 to do. It is time to get these tone deaf insiders out!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  12. Greg in Mechanicsburg

    America has the best politicians money can buy. Thanks to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court allowing for unlimited, ANONYMOUS contributions to PACs like the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, big business is poised to score big time. I don't care, I am a Democrat who's voting regardless of what the pundits, like Jack Cafferty say.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  13. JIM PERIGNY

    JIM FROM FT LAUDERDALE

    A lot can happen in 7 days...don't count the dems out yet!!! Going back to the tired Republican mantra of tax cuts for the rich will not help anybody.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  14. Ann from Charleston SC

    I didn't hear the fat lady sing. I'm naive enough to think that the majority of Americans are mature enough to vote with rational thought rather than their anger. Everyone thought Thomas Dewey would be elected president in 1948, but conventional wisdom was wrong then, and I'm hoping they are wrong this time.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  15. Mike S. , New Orleans

    No Jack, the election will be over November 3rd. Perhaps a handful of bizarre party candidates will win office by spewing outrageous rhetoric.
    Maybe the Democrats will lose the house. But it will still be a Democratic majority who have had only two years to clean up the mess made by eight years of an arrogant Republican spending spree. A tea bag cannot cover that fact.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  16. Nancy Manett

    When TARP and Obama Care passed overwelmingly by Democrats, I believe the mid term election was over before they even began running their campaigns this year.

    I think voters would also now like to see term limits with Congress and the House.

    Grand Rapids, MI

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  17. Rose

    "It's not over 'til it's over ". But things aren't looking good. The thought
    of the Republicans taking over means financial ruin for many in the
    middle class, again ! When will we learn ?!?
    Truly, it's way time for term limits. We have to act soon.

    Middle Village, N.Y.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  18. knoxl

    I hope it's not over for the Dems. I'm an independent and have already voted my split ticket. If the Repuplicans take over, they will break the country with unnecessary tax cuts and continued uncontrolled spending. Their behavior of the past 2 years almost made me break my belief in splitting my ticket.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  19. Kevin Tonkin

    It ain't over til the fat lady (can I say fat lady?) sings, but she is warming up!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  20. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Jack,
    NO! I'm predicting surprising success for Democrats that the polls just don't show next week.

    If I'm wrong, America will live to regret their short term memory problems and their lack of faith in Democrats who want to hurt us less than Republicans do.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  21. Gerald from Tampa

    I'd say it was over when Obama was elected President. Republicans started an attack at dawn approach which the Democrates could never match with equal energy levels, not after that very tiresome and sometimes brutal Presidential campaign.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  22. nadirah

    I am not enthusiastic about voting. I will vote and will encourage all of my children to vote as well as my friends.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  23. jim

    I hope so because I can't wait for Democrats and Obama to treat the next sitting Congress the same way this one treated him. Of course some in the Media will excuse the lack of progress claiming that Democrats are to blame because they block everything the Republicans are trying to do.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  24. AquaBuddha

    Jack, the proof is in the (Tuesday's election) pudding. Polls are seldom accurate. Especially now, since many people are disconnecting their landline phones. It ain't over, til it's over.

    If Kentucky votes for the closet dope-smoker, with the paid thugs stomping on peoples heads, the are Neanderthals.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  25. Mike-San Jose,CA

    JACK,

    I think all the pundits have got it all wrong. based on what i've seen and heard...there is so much enthusiasm among democrats that they will hold the house and senate at the end of the night and spare us SPEAKER BOEHNER!!!!!! SHAME on the media for trying to influence this election by saying the election is over before ballots are cast!!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  26. Charles

    Yeah buddy...........playtime is over and its time to pay up!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  27. Angie

    Yes, it is over. Democrats had the power for the past four years (four for congress, two for the president). Things are getting worse and they should just say that they don't know how to fix the economy. I'd at least respect them if they were honest. Republicans are going back to their roots, lower taxes, cut down on spending, let businesses do what they do best – make a profit and hire people. I'd like to give them a chance.

    Angie of Wilmington, Delaware

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  28. Michael Clark

    according to you guys they are, if there was a republician in the white house, you would be bashing them and I suppose the polls would be the opposite!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  29. Michael Roepke - Dallas

    Jack
    You are old enough to remember the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948.
    Dewey Defeats Truman!
    What's your headline?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  30. stewart

    Jack-it aint over till it's over, from what we hear about all the polls, one would think that it is over, why in one report some voters were told not to show up !
    What is over for sure is 8 years of run away historic debt run up under BUSHCO, what is not over is the Obama administrations recovery strategy.
    It is premature to vote against the dems at this juncture, and the GOP knows it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  31. Scott Stodden

    Jack I Always Say The Election Isn't Over For The Democrats Until Jack Cafferty And Wolf Blitzer Sing In The Situation Room On Election Night LOL! Lets Be Serious For A Moment And Real All At The Same Time Because Maybe Just Maybe From The Sound Of It Democrats Are In For A Beating Next Tuesday But I Can Guarantee You If Republicans Take Control Of The House And Or The Senate We Should All Run For The Hills Because The Republican Party And The George W Bush Administration Let Us All Remember Created This Mess That The Democrats Are Trying To Get Us Out Of! Maybe Its A Good Thing For Republicans To Win Next Tuesday Because Maybe For Once In Washington We'll See Bipartisanship Again!

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  32. Marla in FL

    The media wanted to make SURE the election would already be over for Democrats long before this week next week, Jack. All they have been doing for weeks is crowing about how the Republicans are trouncing the Democrats whether or not it was even true in individual states or races based on daily polls from the variety of partisan polling outfits and mostly those supporting the GOP, virtually guaranteeing that many who might vote Democrat just stay home. Nice job. Between the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and the media"s efforts to discourage Democrat voters, I'm sure the GOP is a shoe in this November.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  33. Beth Hancock

    The election was over for the democrats two years ago when they won the House and Senate and then blew it by doing absolutely nothing. I'm a liberal independent but since there are no independent candidates I used to look to the Democrats for at least something but they are just a bunch on spineless wimps.

    Beth in Michigan

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  34. June Allen

    I think it's over for this midterm, and I want the Republicans to get in. Then maybe they can take some of the blame. Because, personally, I don't think anything can be done in the short term. But then maybe we can give the four years we elected him for a chance to get things going. The " brow bashing" is just rediculous....

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  35. dave in nash

    I usually savor time, but can't wait until the election is over. There has to be better news to report.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  36. Dale

    NO! The Republicans still have more craziness to expound on and more corporate mone to binge with!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  37. Thom Richer

    The Dems are joining the Reps as a failed party. Thus, we now have a failed government. It is not due to the Republicans being a better choice. They are just falling apart as did the Right. That is what happens when elected officials put there own interests ahead of the people's and are merely politicians, not representatives.

    Thom Richer
    Negaunee, MI.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  38. BOB H

    Jack, put a fork in the dems...there're done. House goes to the tea-bags Senate stays close..can you say Senator Angle?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  39. Arnold MI

    I don't think is is over, but it will not be a good election for the Democrats.
    The problem for the most part is the sluggish economy which should turn around before 2012 and if it does, the Democrats will pick up the seats they loose in 2010.

    Pres. Obama needs to fire his economic team and find some advisers who are interested in something other than "Wall Street Profits."

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  40. Le Roy Sanchez

    Hell no Jack. We haven't even voted yet. You guys in the media seem to be slanting your interpretations towards the Republicans It only takes 50% of Democrats to beat 75% of the Republicans. Thanks for discouraging Democrats from going out to vote by suggesting that the election is already over.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  41. KEN KRIEGER

    The Royality decided to let us eat cake. They did not think they had to listen. The Democrats may never hold power again. Shame on Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. Ken Krieger Cape Coral, Florida

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  42. Tom in Wheaton, Illinois

    All the Democrats I know (lots) are exhausted. But not too exhausted to go vote. Wait and see.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  43. Chaney, La.

    I dont know Jack, is it? Seems like I get to feeling pretty good until I turn on the Cable News, and God I wonder what country I am living in....so no it aint over..... and I have a ps.... so what if the GOP take back control? what next? there record is also terrible.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  44. Dawn

    For many of the races around the country it is over for the Democrats. There are a few tighter races that they can still win and that is where they should be focused.

    As for the Democratic Candidate in RI running for Govorner; if he actually was a Democrat he probably would have gotten Obama's ensdorsement. Caprio calls himself a Democrat but sides with the Republicans on most issues.

    I give Obama credit for not rubber stamping him. Obama endorsed no one in the RI govorners race. Caprio likely kicked himself in the but with his comments.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  45. John Charters

    This election is in NO WAY OVER for the Democrats!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  46. David (West Lafayette)

    Bunker mode?
    Please give us a break.
    Obama has been out for a couple of weeks now. He's all over the media! Just can't avoid watching him!
    Taking a break after this long trek is quite normal. But singling out that break to gossip about some bunker mode is just pure insanity.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  47. Rev Dana Grooms

    Its only over for Dems if they believe it's over. Nothing is settled until the votes are counted. No matter what your party, get out and vote! Democracy's greatest flaw is that while you may not get the government you want, you will always get the government you deserve.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  48. th

    This two-party (R. vs D.) charade is just that - nothing but a charade. All politicians take their orders from their corporate masters, that is, the rich folks who fund their campaigns.

    There is NO ONE in congress (430+ members) or the senate (100 members) who is not at least a millionaire. None of them represent people like me (who work for near minimum wage & have no health insurance).

    It doesn't matter which party is in power. The results are always the same. Take from the workers & the poor to give to the rich; perpetual war; fewer & fewer rights & freedoms, etc. Things are even worse now than they were under Bush (which is saying a lot)!

    The sooner this two-headed monster self-destructs the better!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  49. Bobby A. (ohio)

    It doesn"t make any difference Jack. No matter who gets elected, it's going to be the same old, same old. Dump on Americans.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  50. K Boyle Canada)

    The Dems should have immediately (and significantly) reduced the defense budget and usedthis money to pay for your health care plan. But its too late now!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  51. Steve D

    Come on Jack the election has barely begun in most states and won't be over until a little over one week from now. If you meant is the process so manipulated that it doesn't matter who we elect Big Business and Big Bankers win every time than sure its over. I live in a state where you don't need to run unless you are a democrat or live in the area that I live in where all the republicans were manipulated into one district. Yep, you have to be a republican to win in my district (one congressperson and local offices only).

    Steve
    New Windsor Maryland

    PS I refuse to talk to pollsters like it makes a difference!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  52. Prince Zu

    Jack, my grandpa once told me to never write my sworn enemy's obituary until the doctor confirms that his/her heart has really stopped functioning. The polls are tighting up day in day out and the Democrats may just pull even and score an overtime fill goal by turning out the vote to deny the Republicans who I believe are busy stocking up champagne for the post mortem celebrations victory.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  53. Spencer

    Its over for me because I sent in my ballot a week ago, democratic all the way, just to make a point. I hate how Republicans drove the ship of state in to a ditch, then watched Democrats pull that ship out of said ditch, complaining the entire time that the democrats were doing it wrong. If they win big (and I've no doubt they will) it just proves that people are seriously uneducated about what the Republicans are all about.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  54. Andrew Eden-Balfour- Regina, SK

    It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and the fat lady is in this case America. My dad who has to do to economics on energy & resources for the provincial government of Saskatchewan says that in the end; the democratic would still have the majority of congress, even if it's slight. You americans can't possibly be that stupid to put the Republicans back in complete power after the trouble they have caused over the last decade of leading this country before 2006; but I'm a Canadian, so what do I know?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  55. dudecrush

    Newsweek has a very different poll out right now. I think it may be more a matter of who you poll and when than an all but certain rout by Republicans. Perhaps all the doomsayers are hoping that this is a case of if you say it enough times it becomes the truth.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  56. Ed Florida

    The news media's love affair with Obama has turned out to be a huge disservice to America. Had Obama been looked at in some depth and his lack of experienced questioned the destruction of the Democratic party might have been avoided. The media caused this by not doing it's job. Wise-up and be responsible in the future.
    Ed inFla

    October 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  57. Eugene Womack Northern California

    Jack, the midterms will be a disaster for democrats because they all blindly followed the first anti-American president over a cliff. The Democrats have had a super majority in both houses of congress since 2007 but still had to be payed off with tax payer's Pork money to support Obama Care. All incumbants must go Jack.
    And we're still waiting to hear Wolf sing.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  58. Danny

    Anything is possible Jack, but removing this democratic Congress is necessary. Let's not forget that it was this Democratic Congress elected in 2006 that pushed for and passed the mortgage reforms that led to this crisis. Mark my words though, if the Republicans take back Congress and the economy turns around, Obama will surely take credit for it – blame others when convenient, right?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  59. Steve, Clifton, VA

    Sad to say, for the most part it is already over. It's ashamed the media didn't report with such robust enthusiasm on the 8 years of the bush administration as they have over the past two years of the Obama administration.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  60. Dariel, Santa Rosa, CA.

    It's not over for the Democrats, yet. They're just not enthused about our government in general. Not being enthused, doesn't mean that they will let the republicans take over again, if they can help it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  61. ann

    No, because I think they will do whatever it takes to stay in power. I heard on another station today that in Nevada, when given their ballots, some of the voters discovered Reid's name had already been marked on the ballot. I'm ashamed and I apologize for voting for Obama. Of course, I will have to say he promised change and boy did we get change!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  62. Chris

    Another "Dewey defeats Truman" prediction. Repubs may pick up some seats, but the tsumani that's supposed to occur will probably be a small wave leaving people wondering what all the fuss was about.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  63. Dale Wetterstrom San Jose CA

    I think everyone is going to be surprised how well the Democrats pan out this election.. People haven't forgotten the 8 year Bush term and what that did to the country. Most people understand it is going to take time to clean up those lost 8 years.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  64. tom

    I hope it is over for Reid and Boxer at the federal level and for Deal (R) in Ga Governor's race.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  65. sue from charlotte

    No Jack, the elections are not over. I haven't voted yet. If the media keeps harping about how they are over you'll accomplish quite a feat. Even more disenchanted citizens will not vote. Keep up the good work!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  66. John---- St. Paul, MN

    Yes Jack, a week left in the campaign and the Dems should just pack it in. No need for me to follow election news on CNN now so I think I'll see if the History Channel has its documentary on the Presidency on Thomas Dewey ready yet. Just let the people vote.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  67. Robb

    It sure looks that way Jack . Their desperation is showing. Maybe that is why there are reports in at least TWO states of serious " irregularities" with electronic voting machines. ( NV – ballots marked for Reid , and I think , in WV, all ballots marked dem.)

    October 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  68. Barbara

    The election is over because groups supporting Republicans are spending over 2 to 1 compared to the Dems. As long as corporations are considered "persons" by the Supreme Court, this will always be the case. Corporations and lobbyists will continue running our country, and not "the people" because "the people" are being bombarded by the corporations whether or not what they convey in their paid advertising is true or not. With WikiLeaks we have just learned of all the lying that occured by the Bush administration to get us into war, to carry on the war(s), and to cover up torture, etc. The general public is not that smart because they have learned to challenge nothing that comes across the air waves.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  69. Ryan

    It ain't over till the fat lady sings. How can you rely on polls? They claim statistical importance but are very narrow in who they poll. I bet the numbers are skewed to republicans-those who still have landlines over cell phones.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  70. RG from Syracuse, NY

    I think so. People got tricked into electing Obama only to see advancement of his social justice agenda; agenda which is very anti-business and anti-American. They saw a leader who is going around and apologizing to the entire world, they saw a leader who first visited enemies before friends. People saw democrats that voted for everything the president put in front of them, without even reading a single page. So yes, they have lost the election already. Obama will follow in 2012. Bye, bye...

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  71. Stan C

    Probably yes. There are the hard core democrates that will always vote for their man, but now the independents have been turned away and will vote republican or whatever but not democratic now.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  72. Charles in NJ

    No, but incumbants of both parties better be worried. People have had enough of the same old things that don't work. Politicians of both parties better start actually doing something rather than blaming each other or they will find themselves in need of a new job.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  73. Suzy G., Ohio

    Jack,
    I'm happy to hear that the President is in the White House, doing the nation's business, and not out wrestling in the muck with the rest of the nuts running for office.
    I have never seen any election that is as wacky and nasty as this one. Don't these politicians know that no one wants to hear the garbage they are slinging?
    I don't even care who wins, so I don't care if the democrats have already lost.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  74. Alan in Ohio

    It's hard to get excited over mediocrity.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  75. Greg in AZ

    No the election isn't over for the Democrats although its funny that it seems we've been hearing that it is since September in so many instances. Sure Democrats will lose seats this election but the President's party typically ALWAYS loses seats in the midterms. Democrats may not be as "enthused" but the MANY will vote especially now that so many have realized what sitting out this election could mean for our country if Republicans get control of the legislative branch.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  76. Slo Ed

    We need to go back 160 years, to where freedom started being abused. This election is a start. A small start, a few left wings will have their wings cut.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  77. frankie

    It is greatly to President Clinton's credit that he is willing to talk to small groups. President Obama has also spoken to very small backyard groups, as well as to that crowd of 35,000 in Columbus Ohio.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  78. Ryan

    Jack,
    The election is over for democrats.
    The democratic party's inability to deal with a foreclosure crisis still hammering the middle class into oblivion has sealed their fate. The election of 2008 was an opportunity to strengthen consumer protections and turn the tide of the War on the Middle Class, and a democratic government failed.

    This election is a referendum against incumbants, as many people see a corrupt congress as the root problem.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  79. Dennis in Los Angeles

    We all can only hope for the salvation of our country that the election is over for the Democrats! The party of tax and spend is finally being told they can't take anymore from the tax payers. After the end of the Bush Administration and over 230 years as a nation, the national debt was approx $10 trillion. In less than 2 years the Democrats have added $3 trillion to the debt and estimates of $1 trillion annually for years to come unless something is done to stop the irresponsible, socialist and destructive Democratic political machine! Voting is simple this year; "D" next to a name on the ballot means "Delete".

    October 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  80. ROBERT

    Jack,

    The Republicans control of Congress, should that happen, will force them to govern.

    I think the Republicans will find out that it is easier to say NO than to actually govern.

    It will be an interesting sight to behold with all the NUTS that the country is getting ready to vote into office.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  81. jan k

    I don't think the polls are accurate if they just count "landlines" answers over cell phones. I "think" the voters would realize that the Bush/Republicans took 8yrs and a Surplus to Bankrupt the country and that Obama can't turn the country around in 18mos. Then again you can't fix stupid.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  82. Eddie S

    Nothing is over till its over. We can never underestimate the dirty tricks and notorious voter fraud that Chicago style politicians are famous for.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  83. Steve Kemp from Sacramento, Ca.

    Of course the election is over for the Democrats!
    (it's also the beginning of the end of the USofA)

    It ended the moment the Supreme Court ruled that Corporations are People. People whom have unlimited cash resources to buy elections, And we all know whom they favor.

    Enjoy the Fascism the "newly invented People" bought for ya, folks!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  84. Joy Basden

    All I can say is that Democrats had better get out there and do something before we find ourselves back in the same old rut. I'm a pharmacist who does NOT want to see what will happen to the healthcare situation if we go back. Democrats! Wake up and GET BUSY!
    Joy, Ringgold, Ga

    get BUSY!this happens.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  85. Abey

    There is a silent majority out there like me who are voting for the democrats.The republicans will be having a long night November 2,

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  86. Jane (Minnesota)

    Election day isn't over until Nov 2nd, Jack (or longer if there are any recounts).

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  87. David P Vernon

    Tucson, AZ – The only poll that counts is the official ballot on November 2. The Generic Republican and the Generic Democrat are not on that ballot, only two or more candidates are who vying to be My Representative from My District, 435 Districts at a time. There are 37 Senators up for election too, State by State. In fact the status quo is unsatisfactory. Blaming Mr Obama for achieving only 85% success is unrealistic, rewarding the Republicans, when they not only caused the mess but have blocked 745 bills in order to maintain it. The Administration is demoralized because the Big Lie from the Right is drowning out the truth – the Democrats saved the day, progress is being made daily, and now is the wrong time to reverse course, unless you are among the top 2% of incomes.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  88. Abe

    No, the election is not over. The other party is paying everyone off to continue pushing the lie. they going to recapture the House and Senate.
    I was in America the entire 8 years Curly and Moe were leading us down the path. I refuse to drink the kool aid and buy into the fantasy of the party that threw us in the deep water is going to come and save us. You would have to be stuck on stupid to beleive that hag wash.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  89. charles

    The fickleness of the electorate is disappointing. Support Mr. Bush and his call to war, and then turn on him and the war. Give up on Dems and then swing towards them and now away again. Is this jumpy behavior about economy or govt. performance? Perhaps. But it seems to be a sign that we have not evolved as a civilization en masse. We study the matter too little, pay too much attention to TV ads, and generally don't care very much for the civil sector. If ture, this finding is more damaging than the outcome of any election.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  90. ben stockton, calif

    theres a good possibility the dems may lose big this year. my concern is all the political neophytes entering the shark tank of politics. if the gop wins , will there still be gridlock from the dems like it was for obama from the gop. some of the tea party people have no experience in the political arena . much less trying to take care of foreign affairs,. well and fine if the gop wins, then lets see how quick thet can turn the problems of jobs, job, jobs. the american people want quick and easy solutions to the jobs problem. gop, be careful what you wish for.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  91. pete

    As someone in a state with a crazy Tea Bagger on the ballot (DE, in my case), I can tell you – I'm very energized to make sure that nut job doesn't get elected. If they had kept Castle, I actually would have voted for him.

    Hopefully the Dems get the message we've been sending for a while now – move to the center. The Republicans sure don't seem to get it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  92. Francisco Delgado

    As a young hispanic voter there is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be a tough election for the democrats, with record unemployent, out of control spending, health care reform that no one seems to approve of and the lack of a positive message going foward. With that being said its not over until the fat elephant sings....

    October 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  93. George from North Carolina

    Depends on who gets to count the ballets. George Bush lost and still won. Maybe there is hope.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  94. steve - virginia beach

    Yes, Jack it's over for the Democrats and I suspect that in 2 years it will be over for the Republicans too if true Independents start to step up and run for office.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  95. Alex

    While national politics may seem volatile at the moment, all elections are local. How else would politicians like Pelosi keep getting reelected? I think that the “impending Republican resurgence” (as a friend phrased it recently) has been greatly overestimated. While Republicans likely will gain seats in November, it won’t be as dramatic as the Republican comeback under Gingrich’s “Contract with America” in ’94.

    Alex
    Winston-Salem, NC

    October 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  96. Gary Morrell

    In baseball you do not pack up the bats and balls until the last batter is out .... in an elction you do not give victory speeches until the votes are counted .... when the votes have been counted we will know the winner

    October 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  97. Dave

    Cafferty quote: "Bill Clinton spoke at a campaign event the other day in a high school gym in Detroit that was nearly two-thirds empty. When was the last time Clinton spoke to an almost empty house?" Unquote

    Maybe the people of Detroit couldn't afford the $25K a plate speaking fee.........

    October 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  98. Gabe

    Mr. Cafferty–The election for the democrats was over the day Mr. Obama was elected into Office. Non of the democrats listened to what we, the American People, wanted or did not want. They only listened to Mr. Obama; talking about the nail that sealed their coffin.

    Thank you

    October 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  99. Gail, Plano TX

    Oh Jack, I am so confused! Why would anyone vote Republican after the Bush years? It is so unbelievable. I feel like it's a nightmare, and I'm not waking up! Just saw a scene on MSNBC where a Rand Paul supporter put his foot on a journalist's head! His foot Jack! U need to address this! It's A Tale of 2 Cities all over again. The mob is in charge! God help us!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  100. Jeff in Houston

    I hope I am wrong, but I am afraid the battle is over. Once again, I am astounded by the extent to which so many Americans are so damned proud of their ignorance.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  101. Annie, Atlanta

    That’s what those of you in the media are told to say by your corporate masters. Its better for business, you see. I think most Americans realize the GOP was totally bought off, working exclusively for the folks that hate not being able to freely pick over what’s left on our bones. Maybe I’m overly optimistic and trusting in our better angels. I guess we’ll see.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  102. Ed Barengo

    The DEMS ought to let the progressive pundits do the PR campaign for the candiates. This WH is the worst when it comes to bragging about the tax cuts in the stimulus and all the other accomplishments.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  103. Gary N (NC)

    Right now I am just hoping that the right people get elected and get the job done. I believe the President tried too much and too hard in the beginning and it seems to have backfired on him. The one ray of sunshine is seeing the face on Biden if the Republicans are victorious. Does anyone remember his "predictions" that everything was going to be alright for the Democrats. If the Republicans do gain control of one or both houses then hopefully this will make him nod instead of opening his mouth.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  104. Char464

    What does it matter, we really don't have a democracy. Our government presents us with the illusion of democracy, by giving us the polarity of two parties. But ultimately they do what their rich corporate masters tell them to do. This models works well for them because we the people are busing fighting each other. If we all woke up and realized it's really only one party, we'd be fighting them, and that's what they don't want. At least nations like China are honest, they're one party, that's it. We, however, have to tip toe around it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  105. Walt

    If I knew the answer to that , I'd run for fortune teller, Jack.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  106. Tony

    It's not over till the Fat Lady sings. But it's really not over until the newly elected perform as they are now promising. If they don't, they will be out in the next cycle as well. All this over-reach by the government has now exposed the underbelly of American politics and it stinks. Our elected officials feel no need to be accountable on their own to us – so – WE will make them accountable. We are now watching what they do and listening to what they say. They have all sworn a solemn oath and, by God, they will live up to it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  107. Wade

    It sure is! And so is getting anything done in DC for the next two years!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  108. Luci

    You are kidding, right? Wait until after nov. 2nd. before you try to predict what we Democrats are about. Your station was blowing your horn for palin in 2008 and had Mccain and her as the winners. We showed you then and we'll see about this time too.
    It might not be a clean sweep like the last time but that's o.k.
    We don't have the Pro t-party station tooting for us.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  109. James A. Melching

    The Hype is so contradictory to discern how close the two parties tallied votes will conclude, much like the odds maker at a Horse Race. How does one determine who has the facts or just attempting to embellish in hopes of swaying the undecided voter. Jack! How do you to make your determination of the anticipated outcome per canidate for political office? James Melching/springville, calif.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  110. Annie, Atlanta

    Angie – do tell what kind of power the Democrats had with George Bush as President, please. This is a tired worn out GOP talking point. Save it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  111. jeremiah

    Just like obama said ,"That's what elections are for!" Then he forced health care through against the will of the people on Christ's birthday which was the 25th of december. Then passed it on the sabbath day, which to me is blasphemy.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  112. Mr. Vocals

    No. Voters need to realize there is no way the economy could have been fixed in two years (which is the main thing everyone's focused on saying, it wasn't fixed).

    Terrence – Signal Hill, California

    October 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  113. Joe Person

    Jack if we let the Republicans back in office then we get what we deserve the rich getting rich and middle class getting poorer.America wake and get over having a black President ,he has passed over 90 laws that have helped this country in two years that is CHANGE.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  114. D-Weezy

    J-Caf.

    Come on now...let's not act as if this has never happened before. It happened to Mr. Clinton himself during his administration. This isn't the first beat down, and it won't be the last. It even happened to the Bush administration. Let's not start beating the drums to hard here until the Gen. Election come 2012. This is very important for the Dem's agenda, however, it worked out just fine for Mr. Clinton being that he was re-elected.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  115. Anthony from Swedesboro, NJ

    The French are contented to be a second class country while America protects it with our huge defense budget. They're inherently lazy and rise up when the government tries to upset the apple cart. They're out of touch with reality while spending their three month vacations on the beach and reeling against their right to early retirement. Their lifestyles feed off US largesse since they spend next to nothing in defense and contribute nothing to the war on terrorism.
    Americans don't want a handout and will work till they drop to make ends meet. There is no comparison!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  116. Covenant

    The problem democrats have is overestimating what they can accomplish. They are no smarter than republicans and face the same problems republicans face. The difference is that democrats spend and tax and republicans slash and eliminate. The best is probably in the middle but neither party knows what to do. That is obvious.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  117. AB

    How quickly we forget the fiscal atrocities of the Bush administration.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  118. Sandra from Virginia

    By far this election is not over! There is a silent voice that has not spoken in the polls or the media, who will vote Democratic, not because Obama is so great. It's because we don't want what the others are offering. The extremists, Sarah Palin, Rush and the rest of the crazies- No thanks! The Republicans have a serious memory disease! Why would this country want that rich , disconnected, selfish party running this country back in the black hole that they created. The nerve to bad mouth Obama's policies, when everything he's done is to fix the mess they left. If I had a wand.........nevermind, you don't wnat to know!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  119. Renee Peoria,Ill

    Are you sure it wasn't over two years ago? The hard right and closet racists have been working overtime to stir up the dumbest and easiest influenced part of the population ever since Obama was elected. The good 'ol boys club (white males) just refuse to enter the 21st century, and they don't care if they take the country down doing it. They also don't care who they use to do it (ie fools like Christine "I'm not a witch" O'Donnell). The fact that it might actually come back to bite them in the ass hasn't occured to them because – well, let's face it – these are not forward thinking people. You don't bury a country overnight; the Republicans already buried it, we just haven't let them hammer the last nail in the coffin – YET.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  120. Earlybird

    It's over for me. I already voted for every elephant on the ticket. My only regret is that I cannot vote for Angle since I reside in Georgia.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  121. Bill Louch

    One thing I hate is polls and predictions. The talking heads only give misleading and inaccurate information. I only trust vote counts and projections AFTER the fact ,Jack. Any thing else is pure speculation.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  122. Justin

    I hope not. We've already seen Joe Miller's private security guards illegally handcuff a reporter to stop him from asking questions, and Rand Paul's Bourbon County campaign coordinator assault a liberal woman and stomp on her head for for trying to approach Rand Paul. These are just two of a whole crop of Jim DeMint's "New Republicans." If this is what they'll do to citizens as candidates, just imagine what they'd do in Congress. That thought alone should get Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans to the polls to keep these lunatics out of office.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  123. Ken from Texas

    The Democrats have had two years of doing what they wanted and the American voters are going to have their say as to those policies. While many don't bring it up, actually the Democrats have had four years of their policies as they owned the Senate and Congress the last four years of the Bush era. Deficits, gridlock and the "mightier than thou" attitude of the Obama era will soon be closing. We need smaller government and living within our means. Unfortunately, I see no time soon where either party will work together for a fix. Maybe something will change in 2012...I doubt it.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  124. Miz Dee, Ohio

    Does it really matter, Jack? Neither side has the sense God gave a flea, frankly. How anyone in this nation can expect someone to clean up a decade-long mess in 22 months is beyond comprehension. So I say, come on Republicans. Sweep Congress. And then you'll have exactly 22 months to bring us back to 2000 levels, at the exact point we were at the day before GW Bush took office. And when that doesn't happen, then watch the mud sling the other way, and the Dems will take it over again. And so the pendulum swings, deadlier than the Poe novel.

    The only thing I really hope we can contain is the rampant violence, extreme hatred and racism of the Tea Party. Teahaudists, each and every one. No wonder they call November 2 the day of the dead (coincidence? Things that make you go 'hmmm'....)

    October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  125. Mark B.

    Why are some people still reluctant to ackknowledge that it was the democratic contolled Congress that started the spending spree back in '06 and continued right up through this last hiatus? I do predict a GOP landslide. People have had enough speed reading legislation, unread, unfunded and costly legislation and the deaf ear congress has turned to the people. I also believe it is only the begining.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  126. Jim

    Absolutely not Jack! They can certainly win by cheating...You know, don't send the ballots out in time to be returned by those fighting to secure the freedom to vote, make sure Harry Reid's name is pre-selected on the electronic voting ballots, etc., have more Black Panthers intinidating voters at polling places (and not prosecute) and continue to enroll dead people with fake addresses! Plenty of chance to win when fraud is the game.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  127. lucy from houston

    We live in a fickle, instant gratification culture with a very short memory. If for "lack of enthusiasm", we dump a good start on getting back on our collective feet to return to what most of us said we hated just two years ago, then we deserve what we get.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  128. ObjectiveGuy

    Jack, the election was over less than a year into Obama's presidency. The country was finally getting to know the president whom they elected, and didn't like who he turned out to be. Since that time, there has been a growing sense of "buyer's remorse", which keeps growing as Obama (and his blind followers in Congress) continues to take us down a path with which most of us are very uncomfortable.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  129. Merwyn

    Let's be real. The polls projection is not a clear representation of how the results of the elections will be. If you believe it is i have a lexus i'll sell you for $50.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  130. reynard

    Saying that "the White House feels so beat up" when referring to this election cycle is accurate. The GOP bully with their media side kicks have been using every means to reach the results they desire weather it is good for the country or not. It may indeed work and it may be over for the Dems, but I would be afraid if I were the GOP. Sometimes all the kids on the playground choose to fight with the child being bullied and together they defeat the bully.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  131. Sal

    It will be when the quiet Democrats step into the voting booths and
    vote like hell to keep the crazies from taking over the capitol. No need
    to shout, just vote.

    Still waters run deep, Jack.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  132. bob landschoot

    don't bet farm, jack. All Obama needs is a good Harry Truman type whistlestop in fadin' days. Besides, no matter who wins, common man loses.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  133. M. Ruczko

    Starting in 2002 the American public was sold on the idea that we MUST invade Iraq to stop Saddam from using his weapons of mass destruction against us. 4500 precious lives lost, 25,000 injured, 100,000 Iraqis dead, nearly one trillion dollars spent to date and none found.. In the meantime we neglected Afghanistan, the Taliban regrouped, Bin Laden and Al Queda set up shop in the Tribal Territories of Pakistan. Taxes were cut with 2 wars raging, Wall Street went berserk taking advantage of deregulations, and now we are going to award the self-same party that got us into this mess? Serious short term memory loss?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  134. Don

    It is over for the high tax Dems and there extreme government control. We need change for the better not the worst!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  135. Mikey from Sacramento

    He's about to find out "It's We The People", Not Me the President.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  136. Melvin Banks

    Is the election over? Absolutely not, the democratic base is not apathetic and regardless of what some polls are saying the democrats will fight to the end. The democrats will hold the Senate, and the race for the house will be closer than you think. Over, not by a long shot, and that my friend you can take to the bank.
    Melvin B. Houston, Texas

    October 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  137. Bob Mears

    This election was over when Obama pushed health care in the middle of the crash. He should have put health care on the back burner, and address the economy as the most important issue in the nation. Too late now. However, the racial prejustice in the country is at a all time high, until the time comes when whites are a minority, we will have to watch Congress think they know what is best. And I am white, tell's you how discusted I am. Bob in AZ

    October 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  138. Dave

    Who cares? The electorate has become stupid...a few years ago there was a wave to the left, now, just two years later, everyone is mad and there will be a wave to the right. Nothing will change and everyone will be mad again. A viable third party is our only chance

    October 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  139. David H. Shirazi

    Jack, I do not know whether media is running the election or politicians or the corporations and special interests. This is what I know, American people need and deserve another 8 years on republican ruling of both the congress and the white house to really find out what is in store for them. If American cannot tell the difference charactors like Sarah Palin, Christine O' and the rest of them and real people with the interest of the country and the people, then let the Joe six pack of the country run the show. Good luck foks, election is already over.

    David H. Shirazi

    October 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  140. arthur boston

    Geez, If the republicans win and take control, we are doomed. Having to look At Mr Sleek hair Boehmer, everynight and Old Newt. G, expounding on all the evils the Dems did makes me boil. I would be able to retire if they hadn't screwed us so bad, shipped so many jobs overseas and helped Wall Street cheat and squander our future. Gee when will we American smarten up. Another shot for the GOP . We would do better with no election than to give them another shot

    October 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  141. steve in fl

    Contrary to the 24-7 spoon-fed spin, the election's actually not over until Tuesday, Jack. All the "likely voter" heavy breathing may actually end up being a "likely story" from what I'm reading.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  142. Allen in Hartwell GA

    I haven't voted yet, so it ain't over.
    (Boy, I must have struck a nerve with my first comment.)

    October 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  143. Shari from Madison

    The election is not over yet. The dems have a tough fight ahead, but I hope people realize that voting for the tea party or the republican party means voting in those who pander to the rich and believe that Trickle down economics will work even though they never have before.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  144. honest John in Vermont

    The party is over for the Democrats. The people voted them a mandate and they have accomplished nearly nothing. The economy is in a shambles, our good soldiers are still dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and the banks and Wall Street still rule America.

    Of course the Republicans will accomplish even less.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  145. ramiro

    in with the tea party out with the democrats
    new faces new ideas

    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  146. Harold, Phoenix,AZ.

    If the Democrats lose they lose. We as Americans must realize that the problems will not disappear with Republicans in charge. America is at a crossroads, our future in the world will not be based on military power alone. I hope to live long enough to see government get smaller, get real!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  147. Rosskl

    Tennessee , You can never know how an election is going to turn out!! It depends on how angry people really are !!!!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  148. Orlando Miera

    I am a Democrat, and a Senior Citizen. The Democrats took away $533 Billion of Senior Citizens Medicare Benefits and gave them a check for $250.00 in return. And Democrats want us to vote for them? Are the children of the Sr. Citizens willing to pay for the difference for their parents? They just took away my vote. I have never felt treated worse that the Democrats have treated me. GOODBY DEMOCRATS

    October 26, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  149. ramiro

    new faces new ideas, out with the overspending democrats enough is enogh

    October 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  150. JerryD

    I'm curious ... What exactly have the Republicans done these past two years to warrant my support?

    October 26, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  151. KCRICK

    Don't forget, the DEMS took over congress in 2006. They were not the only reason for the financial crisis, but Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were the two most powerful congress members over the finance and banking committees. So, the Dems are at least culpable there. It was not all George Bush's mess like President Obama and Nancy Pelosi would have you think. Starting in 2009, it is all on President Obama and the democratic congress. So, the people will decide, but let's get over we are cleaning up George Bush's mess, because it is not entirely true!

    October 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  152. Vernis Robertson

    The same people that mess this country up everytime they are power ,wants to regain power again wow. The Republicans are the reason that this country is in the shape it's in.Go head you fools vote for republicans and watch how many wars we will be in.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  153. Mary

    Not by a long shot! As far as I'm concerned, all bets are off. I've already voted and I know a lot of other people who intend to hand carry their ballot to the box! It's not over until the polls close and all of the votes have been tallied and the results announced. Everybody needs to vote. Nobody can afford to stay home on the 2nd.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  154. common sense in Texas

    If enough people voted the way I did yesterday, it's over for the Dems. They've had 4 years to push their agenda. We've seen more than enough.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  155. Helen

    Bush and Cheney are being kept under wraps until five minutes after the polls close. Then they'll be out hawking their books and reminding everyone what a nightmare they were. THEN the DEMS will get all fired up, a day late and a dollar short.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  156. Rick D.

    It ain't over till it's over.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm |
  157. Brian, Baton Rouge

    Be careful what you wish for. If the Republicans win Congress on Tuesday, then fixing the economy and the jobless situation will become THEIR responsibility.

    If they don't do a good job, then the Democrats will win big in 2012.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  158. bill morrison

    I believe the word extremist is mis-used in nearly every instance in these posts. Just because someone has a stongly held belief or opinion, doesn't qualify them as extremists. It does qualify them,however as Americans. Everyone of these posts has in them an honest opinion or belief, so are we all extremists or are we really like the old saying," opinions are like noses, we all have one".

    October 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  159. Roy-Tampa

    Its not about saving democrats now its about formulating a strategy to get re-elected in 12

    October 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  160. Pam

    The election is over for the dems but they will lose some seats. Also, the healthcare reform law isn't that unpopular but does need some revisions. It will help the poor and the middle class out alot and will make it so that insurance companies don't have so much control, something we desparately need. There are all kinds of worthwhile organizations that support it- AARP for one. The big one that doesn't support it, the greedy insurers.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  161. Angela Tacoma Washington

    I am a Democrat,even though so called polls State Dems are behind, they thought this a while ago too, However Dems losing the house or Senate does not feel like a wound, because then the Gop has to get off their useless asses and do something with he world watching, and a upcoming Presidential election will prove to be a win, win...

    October 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  162. Mike

    Will the democrat that actually has a plan to pay for his or her programs without socking it disproportionately to the americans that actually pull their weight please step forward. All the democrats I know are union employees and treehuggers who think no one should have to actually work. We should amend the constitution to require actual payment of taxes to vote. The country would be cleaned up real quick.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  163. Tom Campbell

    It's as simple as this: It took the Bush administration eight years to break America and seriously damage America's allies, do you really think Obama can fix it in two?

    T.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  164. Tim

    The election is not over for the Democrats until their supportive constituents have all voted, which they will. And until they retain the House and Senate, which they will. Their supportive constituents are hard-working, strong, and responsible. They will show up to the polls because it is the right thing to do.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  165. rosebud

    The problem is the republicans butchered the health care reform and a little is better than nothing. I am sure Obama knew the fat cats on wall street were ruining our country, but the republicans have so much money to hide the true blame, congress was afraid to do anything in fear their purse strings would dry up.

    October 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm |