Tuesday, November 02, 2004

What About Congressional Races in California?

A fancy lad asked me how straight-ticket Republican voting in fifty-three congressional races--the most in any state in this nation--could be centrist.

That's fair question, and my brief answer: every district is a safe district and the majority delegation is Democrat. Selecting the GOP would be relatively indeterminate in most of the races statewide, which will be won or lost by large margins; the net result will still be a Republican minority delegation to the House.

Some of the seats so safe, in fact, that there might not be an opposition candidate. We all remember an important childhood lesson: safety first.