Midterms bode well for Dems

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November, November, November is the siren song so many Republicans and Tea Partiers are singing. But the road to this year’s midterm elections is not a cakewalk for anyone who voted against health care for all Americans, against the stimulus bill that has turned around a faltering economy and those who voted against unemployment benefits for American workers. Republicans voted no on all of them. Woodrow Wilson’s statement, “The trouble with the Republican Party is that it has not had a new idea for 30 years,” is just as true today as it was then. Many conservatives and Republicans are actually flirting with the Tea Party as an alternative to the Republican Party. Republicans are no longer the only game in town. This election season Republicans and Tea Partiers are fielding many one-issue, far-far-to-the-right candidates. From a purely partisan perspective, early election victories have improved Democrats’ prospects. Democrats have chosen stronger candidates and Republicans weaker ones in the midterm elections. This bodes ill for Republicans and bodes well for Democrats. Ron Lowe, Nevada City