The G.O.P. Comeback

Republican victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections were only the foot-in-the-door for any major Grand Old Party (G.O.P.) attempt to “take back” the country from the Democrats.

As much as I’d like to say that winning in New Jersey and Virginia was all the Republicans needed to forecast the political outlook of the country a year from now, I won’t. I’m not that naïve.

The G.O.P. still has too much work cut out for itself before supporters can even think about taking back the majority in Congress next year, let alone having a chance at the presidency in 2012.