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GOP wave in 2010?

Today’s bearer of good tidings is the estimable Mr. George F. Will, who considers whether a Republican wave might be building as the midterms approach.

Some fun facts: 38 seats are up for grabs, 19 Dem and 19 GOP-held seats. This is a pleasant change from recent cycles in which Dems held a structural advantage in that the GOP was defending more ground. Also, Dems are on urgent defense for seats that should be strongholds for them: Deleware, Nevada, Illinois, Connecticut, and so on.

The environment is finally looking up for Republicans. It’s only a question of how bad it will get for the Dems and what the GOP can do to capitalize. A victory by Roy Blunt here in Missouri is of course a critical part of regaining serious stopping power in the Senate. If voters send more Republicans to Washington next year, Obama’s best chance to remake the country in his image could be gone forever.

As I said, happy thoughts. But a year’s a long way off.

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Watch this man.

Travis Hankins is running for Congress in Indiana’s 9th District. I’ve known Travis for a few years, and have always respected and admired him. He has my support in this race in which he seeks to replace Rep. Baron Hill in this classic swing district.

First he has to win a primary. With speeches like this, he could be well on his way to doing just that.

Hankins is youthful but mature, both wise and passionate. I haven’t been able to embed it here, but watch his address at a tea party earlier this month. It truly is one of the best political speeches I have seen delivered in some time.

If you like what you see and think we need more public servants like this, please consider supporting Travis Hankins in his bid for the U.S. House.

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