Don't Get Cocky: Republican Election Hurdles for November

As we approach the 2018 midterms, there is great anticipation as to whether we'll see the reported blue wave being touted by pollsters and media acolytes or Republicans will hold our ground in the House and Senate. If fundamentals were even a modest indicator, we could feel confident that we would hold both houses.  The economy is humming, unemployment is at record levels, consumer and corporate confidence are at all-time highs, domestic safety (from terrorism) is much improved from a couple of years ago, and foreign affairs have taken a tack that portends to bode well for America generally and Americans specifically.  By almost all accounts, Americans are better off than they were two years ago. But, like I said, if fundamentals were even a modest indicator.  They're not. Force of narrative and emotion have taken over where facts and reason (and sanity) once stood.  There are five socio-political macro-hurdles that are working...(Read Full Article)
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