Random Right Wing Punditry on the Coming Election

Pat Buchanan decries a GOP that he thinks "went wrong." But he finishes with this:

Tuesday will bring the party back to earth. But it will not solve the crises that beset the country. For while the Democrats may be the political alternative, the Democrats' ideology of big government liberalism is even more bankrupt.
Hugh Hewitt interviewed Mark Halperin of ABC News. Halperin had this to say about the military's outrage at John Kerry's remarks to the effect that only stupid people join the military:
The military are "not necessarily the best arbiters of Senator Kerry’s sense of humor."
Kerry, himself, had this to say:

I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform and I personally apologize to any service member, family member or American who was offended.
You can't make this stuff up.

Charles Krauthammer argues that even if things go as badly as expected for the GOP, it will really only be about average for a mid-term election:
What to say about such a victory? Substantial, yes. Historic, no. Before proclaiming a landslide, one has to ask Henny Youngman's question: "Compared to what?" (His answer to: "How's your wife?") Since the end of World War II, the average loss for a second-term presidency in its sixth year has been 29 House seats and six Senate seats. If you go back to Franklin Roosevelt's second term, the House loss average jumps to 35. Thus a 25/6 House/Senate loss would be about (and slightly below) the historical average.
Mona Charen laments both parties approach to the Iraq war:
The Democrats' robotic approach to foreign policy challenges is familiar: appeasement, negotiation, deference to the United Nations, and, where a commitment has already been undertaken, retreat. But what about the Republicans? It's hard to motivate your base with a rallying cry of "continue to do too little to win.
And finally, I agree with this gal's comments on political polling and the media:
It may be an old-fashioned concept, but I think it would be nice to let people vote first.

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