Tax day is a day when all Americans are reminded about the importance of politics and think about the importance of the political future so they can adjust their budgets accordingly. Most of the time in politics we have a reasonably good idea of what’s going on: what the issues are going to be, who the favorites in the next election are, who are the main blocs, etc. Of course, there are always surprises and upsets.
For political junkies like me, tomorrow begins the political season for 2010 with gubernatorial elections in Virginia, New Jersey and the special congressional election in New York 23. There is also a special congressional election in California 10, but that is in the San Francisco metro area and everyone, except for the Republican running, David Harmer, believes that is going to be won by the Democrat, Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, and I join in that consensus, although I suspect it might be surprisingly close.
In regard to the three competitive races, here are my predictions:
Dear American Catholic readers, this evening I’ll be online with continuous updates on American Catholic with election news and commentary. I’ll provide links and information as I gather them for you to peruse.
Political pundits are predicting an easy Obama victory probably early in the night.
My personal prognostications are that it’s going to be a long night due to heavy Republican turnouts. In addition the P.U.M.A.’s and independents have been breaking late for McCain these past three days according to most polls. Senator McCain should win it.
Not laying claim to any powers of clairvoyance, especially in this odd election year, I make no predictions as to the outcome in the presidential race. However I did find the analysis in this article interesting. By tomorrow, hopefully, we will know whether the analysis is accurate as well as interesting.