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Election pontificating -- what's your take?

Depending on which political commentators you pay attention to, the election Tuesday is going to either shift the fundamental dynamics of our government with Republicans regaining power in Congress, or hand the too-confident tea party movement an unexpectedly humiliating defeat.

It's more likely that the results will be in the middle, with some wins and losses for each party. But it is entirely possible that Republicans could take the majority in the House of Representatives.

What's your prediction? How do you think the election will turn out, and what are the implications for federal IT and procurement? Comment below and share your thoughts.

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 at 7:25 PM

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Thu, Nov 4, 2010

Mr. Ron Jones very eloquently stated my position. I'm appalled at the short memory of the American people and our failure to take notice of the fact that the Republicans only goal is winning elections - to heck with the public good. We used to talk about our representatives voting their consciences; now they seem not to have consciences. When will our elected representatives realize this is not a football game with opposing teams, each wanting to win? This is no game, and, like it or not, we're all in it together. We all need to pay attention and do what's best for this long-suffering country - we have very few representatives who actually represent their constituents. Most simply represent their parties. At least the Democrats seem to give some thought to what will work best for the country. I guess that's why it's like herding cats trying to get them to participate in anything like the Republican's just-say-no strategy. Disgusting.

Mon, Nov 1, 2010

No matter what the outcome you will be forced to do more with less.

Mon, Nov 1, 2010

A pox on all their houses- with the constant smear ads in most races, on both sides, I don't want any of them being in charge. But having said that, somebody has to run the place. Status quo and continued gridlock is not an option- entropy is winning. I may not have many years left, but my young neices and nephews do, and I'd like them to have a decent country to live in. We need a real 3rd party (no wingnuts) to throw a scare into the big one-and-a-half parties.

Mon, Nov 1, 2010 Ron Jones

I'm an old Republican, but I'm voting a straight Democratic ticket this year. My party has made unholy alliances with the religious right and their display of solidarity within their own party makes me believe they are not voting their constituents, but rather are only interested in defeating the current president. Their economic policies seem to be aimed at returning the American economy back to before the New Deal so as to reduce taxes on the top wage earners and corporations, no matter how many people it hurts. I’m beginning to believe this Republican Party can be likened to sharks circling a school of fish, except their current plans will destroy the school; i.e. the middle class. I want my party back, but they haven’t acted fiscally responsible or in the interest of all Americans in a long time. Perhaps if the party is repudiated, they can come back to center and work for the country, rather than selling out to radical ideologs and corporations. I'd like a balanced Congress, but I'm hoping they lose big.

Mon, Nov 1, 2010

Do you ever get the feeling both Dems and Reps have seen their glory days?

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