Democracy, having successfully jumped one shark, recently attempted to jump 100 sharks set on fire, crashed and is now in a persistent vegetative state in a teaching hospital in New Jersey. It may never recover.
While many things are working against Democratic incumbents this year, the public's tendency to be risk averse may make the difference in allowing some incumbents to win campaigns that they might otherwise have lost.
Today's Congress is in the midst of a communications transformation, and suffers from public wrath and bitter internal division. The world's most powerful legislature is in trouble. Putting today's Republicans in charge will make it worse.
If people cast their ballots only for local measures, that would send a whopping-loud message to the folks in state and national races that you've tuned them out, but that you still believe in the political process.
Team Rock The Vote is mixing civics with our last moments of sunshine by running the largest, most-aggressive midterm campaign in our organization's 20-year history. Election season has arrived and we're ready to bring the heat.