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Salvo 11.07.2018

Both Sides Failed

The results of the 2018 midterm elections can be considered a draw.

For the Democratic Party, their hopes of a Big Blue Wave representing a repudiation of President Trump failed to materialize. Instead, they performed well within the norm for the opposing party in the midterm elections of a new president.

For the Republicans, facing a favorable map with a host of Democratic incumbents in States carried handily by President Trump in 2016, a slightly expanded Senate majority is merely a passing grade. They left a lot of money on the table.

In the final analysis, the split indecision (if I may call it that) is merely a manifestation of the failure of both parties to fully and clearly articulate a vision for America’s future and to persuade the American people of the goodness and justness of that vision.

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