One thing the new Dem House and Senate should keep in mind if they start to think that this election was an anti-war mandate.
In blue Connecticut, the anti-war wing of the Democratic party kicked Joe Lieberman out for being pro-war.
Lamont, who beat him out in the primaries, won on his anti-war stance.
Leiberman beat Lamont as a principled independent in the actual election.
If this election were to be viewed as an anti-war mandate, why would the anti-war Democratic candidate in an extremely Blue State have lost?
No, this election was about revenge against Bush, and dissatisfaction from the Repubican base due to their abandonment of the principles that got them elected in the first place.