No matter how bad we have in now, no matter how much money we've lost on our retirement funds and investments and no matter how angry we are about all the money spent preventing a total crash of our economic system, citizens are still willing to vote for the same people and party that mismanaged everything so badly in the first place.
This isn't ancient history, it's only been a year, yet Republicans are seeing their poll numbers rising to almost even with the Democrats for the upcoming congressional elections in 2010. Oh well. Wispolitics:
WPRI: If an election for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin were held today and both Tommy Thompson and Russ Feingold were on the ballot, the former governor would defeat the incumbent by four percentage points, according to a new poll released today.
Just over 43% of respondents said they would vote for Thompson – the former Republican governor who served from 1987 to 2001 before accepting an appointment from President George W. Bush to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just over 39% said they would vote for Feingold, the Democratic senator who was first elected in 1992.