Thursday, May 1st, 2014 09:21:02

Hot Long Summer

June 21 is officially the first day of summer, but — as happens during any election year — the heat is going to set in well before then. It’s going to be a long, hot spring and an even longer, hotter summer.

Unless things are going swimmingly, mid-term elections are never easy for the party of a sitting president. If they are not, then the inclination of the electorate is to split the power between the political parties of the president and the legislature. This means that the party opposite the president’s political party gets a boost. In other words, this should be a good election year for Republicans.