It’s Election Day. We’ve said and heard all there is to say and hear — at least until we know who won and who lost.
Well, just about everything. I’m asking each of you for two things:
1. an election result that you think will happen even though other people aren’t expecting it — an upset; and
2. an election result that must happen for you to be pleased with the day’s outcome — something to keep you from being upset.
1. I would say that John Monds gets less of the vote than most opinion polls show — less than 4 percent — and Nathan Deal wins outright. But that isn’t going out on much of a limb. So, I’ll also say that Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina sweep in California. (Two — no, three — no, four — upsets for the price of one!)
2. This one’s pretty obvious: a Republican majority in the U.S. House. They’ll still have to prove themselves worthy of the voters’ decision. But for now, simply standing athwart history and yelling “Stop!” — not to mention taking the speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi — will be good enough.