When Ineptitude and Futility Seem to Become Indistinguishable
Nate Silver’s unfavorable projections seem to have spiked progressive interest in the November elections, in which control of the House and the Senate, as well as control of a number of state governments, will be at issue.
A fairly large number of House members and senators have decided not to seek re-election and to retire at the end of this term. For some, the decision simply represents their recognition of the inevitable end of their lengthy careers. For others, the very bitterly partisan atmosphere and the almost complete absence of any bipartisan compromise in the Congress have simply become too much to bear. Still others faced difficult primary challenges or general-election campaigns and decided that re-election either wasn’t worth the effort or wasn’t likely enough to warrant the effort.
Although it may seem that I have covered the whole gamut of possibilities in the previous paragraph, I am not sure…
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