If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for…but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong. If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then vote the other way. This enables you to be a good citizen (if such is your wish) without spending the enormous amount of time on it that truly intelligent exercise of franchise requires. — Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long.
Post your predictions, complaints and so forth here. I’m predicting that the Republicans will take the Senate with 51 or 52 seats, increase their margin in the House and, with the exception of Pennsylvania, hold serve in the Governor’s races. I’d like to say this is based on a deep scientific analysis of the polls and the economy. But it’s actually based on the whining coming from the Democrats and their supporters, including no less than two pundits arguing that we should ditch midterms all together. If they’re already that distraught, this must be about to go badly.
A couple of years ago, Obama had a bad presidential debate and started collapsing at the polls. Saturday Night Live did a comedy skit where MSNBC was covering the debate. It ended with Rachel Maddow saying something like, “Coming up: elections are a lot less important than you think!”. Expect a lot of that from the Democrats tonight, except they’ll mean it this time.
For the purposes of entertainment, I’d like everyone to predict how badly Wendy Davis is going to lose in Texas. I have Abbott by 19 points.