Michael Barone writes in todays Wall Street Journal what Peter and I have been saying on our various podcasts about the election, namely that long-term fundamentals still dont look very good for Democrats, and that a Dem election victory wont likely mean very much.
All of which leaves me with the conclusion that ideas are more important than partisan vote counts. . . If the Democrats are justified in preparing to change the drapes today, the questions to ask are: How enduring will be such a partisan switch? How much change in public policy will it accomplish? . . . Well, the lead item on the Democrats wish list is to raise the minimum wage, a law first passed in 1938. Not exactly a new idea.