Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Webb Wins in Virginia

My wife just came in with the numbers. Webb is leading Allen by 11,000 votes with over 99% of the vote counted. Webb wins. If Tester holds his sizable lead in Montana, Democrats will have marginal control (one vote) of the Senate to add to their clear control of the House (by a considerable margin).

It is a good day for democracy. Let's hope moderate Republicans turn their back on Bush's radical agenda. And let's hope the Democrats use their victory wisely.


Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I second your hopes, Craig. Even if control of the Senate doesn't work out, the Republicans' hand is so weakened, they won't be able to continue their overbearing ways and inflict mischief like big pharma's Rx drug bill.

As a humorous Western novel once ended (paraphrasing), Somebody done shot the piano player, cold-cocked the bartender, gulped the last swig o' redeye and kicked over the spitoon on his way out the door. Wasn't nobody gettin' in Somebody's way, either!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Craig said...

S.W., you're right about the Republican hand being weakened and in many respects that's the most important accomplishment of the election.

It looks like Democrats have won marginal control of the Senate; one vote majorities (with the help of two independents) have to figure out how to parley that into a stronger showing next time and that's not easy.

11:43 AM  

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