The End of Divided Government?

I must say that I'm both very pleased and a bit surprised by the election results. This really is yet another new thing in America's political history. Just compare with 1994. Several premonitions, though: (1) Bush must deliver now, in the next two years; (2) while the effect of McCain-Feingold is still unclear, this election represents the emergence of the midterm election not merely as a negative implicit referendum on the sitting president, but as a positive campaign in search of legitimacy.

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