SHARE Friday, November 10, 2006 MIDTERM DEMOCRATS AND THE TWO-YEAR MANDATE
the newly-empowered Democratic leadership has two years until the next presidential election. In those two years, they will need to fix as much as they can fix, forcefully and decisively enough to convince the American voters to "stay the new course" in 2008. Nobody cares (or wonders) who created the mess. The voters gave Democrats a mandate to repair the damage, and the mandate expires in two years.