The Democrats have finally retaken the House (and possibly the Senate), and I don't think a lot of the TV pundits are giving them credit where credit is due. First, I think a big amount goes to Howard Dean, who got the party organized for the first time in quite a while. Seems his 50-state strategy is working. I know Rahm Emanuel (sp?) doesn't agree with the way Dean is doing it, but you can't argue with the results. Because I think dissatisfaction with Bush and the Republicans helped the Democrats win, but I think the win would've been a lot more marginal if Democrats hadn't chosen the right candidates, identified trends and acted upon them, spread the money around to a lot of different states, and finally, turned out the voters. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than what we're used to. And Dean did that. As for the GOP: talk about the economy, corruption or the war all you want. Everything falls under the same general heading: they just got too goddamned cocky. They stopped listening to the people, and listened only to the fringe cuckoos in their own party.