Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Post-electoral scenario II

There's a (very) slim possibility that the Democrats will win sixty or more Senate seats. This blogger would predict that such a scenario would be worse for a President Obama than the scenario outlined previously! A situation like this would be ripe for over-reaching, a surfeit of riches will almost surely be worse for Democratic party unity... Not having to worry about fighting the Republicans, all the intra-party differences, rifts, and differing priorities will be highlighted and magnified. Democratic senators will vie with their House counterparts and with one another; the need to 'follow' the President will be less compelling; etc., etc. The Obama/Biden team should keep their fingers crossed that they do not win too "big"!!