Most Americans describe themselves as being in an anti-incumbent mood heading into this fall's midterm congressional elections, and the percentage of people who approve of their own representatives performance is at the lowest level since 1994
In fact, good arguments could be made that this mood, as much as anything else, is behind the current troubles Sen. Leiberman (D.Ct) is facing. Unfortunately for the people of South Carolina's House District 2, it doesn't matter.
If this guy was to run for the office, as long as he ran as a Republican he would get 55% of the vote. Despite Joe Wilson's (R. SC) tight relationship with Tom DeLay. Despite the fact that the people in this country don't like the direction we are going, and Joe Wilson is a member of the party who are leading us down this path, the voters of SC-2 will send him back to DC. This district has a history of supporting the Republican, no matter what.
Prior to Joe Wilson, SC-2 was represented by Floyd Spence. He was viewed by many as a do nothing representative, and a few people tried to run against him on this basis. It didn't matter, Floyd was sent back to DC. Only after a double lung transplant, did the people in his district discover just how ill he was, and they still elected him to serve us in DC.
2006 will offer many people the opportunity to have a local impact on national politics. Lets hope that those in areas where change can be effected are able to make it happen. In South Carolina's House District 2, I don't expect to see much change.