I've been looking forward to Tuesday, November 7, 2006 since Wednesday, November 3, 2004. After giving myself a day to grieve the Kerry/Edwards defeat, I set my sights on the 2006 midterm elections and the possibility of Democrats winning back the majority in Congress.
The race is so close right now that it takes my breath away. I am hopeful - but, unfortunately, I've been hopeful before. And neither Al Gore nor John Kerry are in the White House.
So Tuesday night, once the polls have closed and the networks start calling races, I'll be glued to my tv. Here are some of the races I'll be watching:
California: Phil Angelides for Governor
California: Francine Busby for Congress
Connecticut: Ned Lamont for Senate
Connecticut: Diane Farrell for Congress
Florida: Jim Davis for Governor
Florida: Bill Nelson for Senate
Idaho: Jerry Brady for Governor
Massachusetts: Deval Patrick for Governor
Missouri: Claire McCaskill for Senate
Montana: John Tester for Senate
New Hampshire: Paul Hodes for Congress
New Jersey: Robert Menendez for Senate
Ohio: Sherrod Brown for Senate
Pennsylvania: Robert Casey for Senate
Pennsylvania: Patrick Murphy for Congress
Tennessee: Harold Ford for Senate
Texas: Nick Lampson for Congress
Virginia: Jim Webb for Senate
West Virginia: Robert Byrd for Senate
Wyoming: Gary Trauner for Congress
You'll notice that, like The New York Times, I'm endorsing no Republican candidates for Congress.
Then again, I'm not endorsing any Republicans at all.
I don't know who said it originally, but it still rings true to me: "Voting is a lot like driving. If you want to move forward, put it in D. If you want to go backward, put it in R."