The Republican Party has maintained control of the US House, and has now taken control of the US Senate. Based on the current numbers, it appears as though both John Thune and Norm Coleman will take their Senate races in South Dakota and Minnesota respectively.
This is a major repudiation of the Democratic Party, and a major win for President Bush. There are a lot of factors which play into this win, but it is clear that voters have supported the GOP by margins that not even an old GOP partisan like myself could have predicted.
The GOP has a chance to remake American politics now – let’s hope they make the best of it.