With just a month left until the election, polls indicate that Barack Obama has a healthy lead in both the popular vote and electoral college projections, and the Democrats in Congress are looking strong as well.
After 2004’s disappointment, I don’t want to put too much faith in the polls, but I am feeling cautiously optimistic.
But this week’s question isn’t about predicting the election. Let’s suppose hypothetically that Barack Obama does win next month. Let’s say that the election maintains a Democratic majority in the House, and Democrats wind up with 60 seats in the Senate (enough to block a filibuster).
This would basically put the Democrats in control of the agenda for at least two years, longer if the voters are pleased with the results.
So, the two questions I pose to my mostly liberal readership (but also my few conservative and moderate readers as well) is this:
If the Democrats were to take control, what would you like to see happen? What would you expect would actually happen?