November 7, 2006
Better on Capitol Hill than on FedEx Field?
CNN has called yet another Democratic pickup in the House. But this goes beyond the housecleaning we've seen in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Former Washington Redskins and University of Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler, a Democrat, defeated Rep. Charles Taylor in North Carolina. Here's what I can't wait to see--how will the Democratic leadership handle a Southerner who campaigned on a pretty conservative social agenda? This is certainly a race where we can see the moderate/liberal evangelical influence. If more races break this way, Nancy Pelosi might even face a moderate challenger for the Speaker's gavel.