If recent news projections are correct, today might be a historic election – one of the largest midterm sweeps in U.S. history.
At this point, should the Republicans win the House (and possibly the Senate), it won’t really come as a surprise. For months, polls have indicated that voters remain uneasy - about the economy, healthcare and the role/scope of government. This is an election about the economy first, voter job prospects, and America’s competitiveness in the world going forward. As one commentator put it recently, the sentiment out there isn’t so much anger as it is anguish. Americans don’t feel any better about the economy or their prospects than they did two years ago, and because of it we’re likely to see some dramatic results tonight.
I bet I know at least 14.8 million Americans that will vote today... they are the under-employed or unemployed. No matter the result from the individual races that will be decided today, this election season is a wake-up call for Capitol Hill. If Congress is going to affect real economic change and drive recovery from the recession, partisan politics must be put aside... 14.8 million people are counting on it!