While it is very, very easy to harp on what ails the Republican party, and there is a lot, there are more signs of hope every day that it is possible the GOP will be on the comeback trail now that they are out of power in Washington, D. C.
This post over at Patterico shows that the United States is at a 16-year cycle that may, just may favor a return of the Republicans at the national level. If nothing else, many voters will look to the Republican party as a back-stop against the excesses of the Democrat control of government in the nations capital. And the majority of the governorships in the United States.
Once again, Jim Geraghty over at The Campaign Spot shows that Republicans are poised to retake the governorships in New jersey and Virginia this year. And, there is some great news in New Hampshire that may want to make current Republican Sen. Judd Gregg reconsider his retirement. Which, BTW, dovetails onto a strategy I outlined in an earlier post on the potential Republican comeback.
If that is not some good news for national Republicans, the fate of the current Democrat governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, is in the tank. So bad, that there is talk President Obama will rescue Mr. Patrick by naming him the United States attorney for Massachusetts. Worse, and this is really cool, is that a majority of those polled think that former governor Mitt Romney did a better job than the current governor.
And, it appears that Americans are not buying all the hype about Globaloney Warming. Only one to two percent of Americans consider this all that major an issue. Even better. Forty-one percent think that Globaloney Warming is a lot of hot air.
Add this to the government trying to take over Chrysler and force it into a "partnership" with Italian car maker Fiat, and while President Obama is personally popular, his policies are getting increasingly unpopular.
If the Republicans are smart and do not overreach, this can all be to their advantage.
Some other blogger hits it right on the head about all this Hope and Change.
"IT WON'T WORK!"