The Election And The Congress

Stories like this one predicting - with almost no dissent - a solid Democratic Senate this November highlight just how presidency-centric elections have become. There are three branches of government, and two parts of the legislative branch. Both McCain and Obama will have to deal with this, even in foreign policy. And yet the focus on these races in the national media is infinitesimal for the most part. If you need evidence of America's slow transformation into an elective monarchy, this campaign, combined with the war-powers of the last eight years, is certainly helpful.