No Red Tide.
In six paragraphs!
At this hour, the partisan complexion of both the US House and the US Senate remains uncertain. What is certain is this: There was no “red wave.” It’s possible (unlikely, but still possible) that there was no red tide to speak of.
In the pseudo-speak of modern American political analysis, Republicans significantly “underperformed” in state after state, across each and every time zone.
Given the hurricane-force headwinds Democrats were facing, and given the historical pattern of first-term mid-term elections treating the party in power in the White House to waves of bad news, yesterday’s results were remarkably bad news for the GOP.
What’s the E-Z guide to no red tide? Three Senate races: New Hampshire, Colorado and Washington State. Had there been a Republican wave, these three elections would have produced three defeated Democratic incumbents or three very narrow margins of victory one way or another. In the event, the GOP candidates in those three states were clobbered.
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