No matter what you do today, make time to exercise your most important right as an American — GO VOTE.
This is perhaps the most important election in our post-9/11 world because of the contrast between one party wanting to take the fight to the enemy versus a party who wants to wait to respond to another terrorist attack on our soil before fighting.
If you need any more reinforcement, check out this Election message from Rudy Giuliani.
In the era of President Truman and President Eisenhower, people used to say that “Partisan politics should end at the waters’ edge.” But lately some influential political voices seem to have forgotten this American tradition. The war on terror is not about “red” versus “blue” states – it is about right versus wrong; it is about good overcoming evil.
That’s why these mid-term elections are so important. That’s why we can’t turn back. That is why Republicans need to solidify our ranks while reaching out with confidence. Because the issues that unite us as Republicans are the same issues that unite the vast majority of Americans: a commitment to winning the war on terror; a core belief in fiscal conservatism; and a faith in individual freedom. Advancing these principles, while staying on offense, can help keep the GOP a strong majority party in the United States.
I’ve been doing a morning round-up of blog reading and emailing with some fellow bloggers as well and there seems to be a trend: Higher-than-expected turnout for a “mid-term” being reported by individual voters at their precincts. That is consistent with the higher than expected “early voting” which was seen here in Charlotte, NC and in Seminole Co., FL.
We will be blogging throughout the night (probably beginning at 7pm Eastern). I have been made available to a variety of resources and hope to bring you some information you won’t see other places this evening.
Finally, I’ve been monitoring all of the polling data for the past several months. Just from a lay-person perspective, I think there is a major problem in polling Americans these days. My gut tells me a lot of individual races will not come out the way the polls have been telling us.
My instincts were reinforced this morning when I saw that Scott Elliott at Election Projection is questioning his own modeling under the theory of “junk in/junk out.”
So now it is up to y’all. I’ll be posting throughout the day only if there is important news.
Otherwise, come back after 7pm Eastern for full blogging coverage!