As usual, the old GOP doesn't mind forgetting a few facts. If you believe them, the Democratic Party got whacked across the board. NOT SO! Let's look at the highest office in each state, which BTW is where presidents (both the legally and illegally elected ones) have been getting their starts for the most part. The Democrats took away FROM the Republicans the following governorships that I know of. Illinois (hadn't held the governorship in that state in DECADES) Pennsylvania (usually elects a more conservative candidate) Wisconsin (Tommy Thompson's old office taken away) Tennessee (doesn't look like the Republican state some have represented it to be) Michigan (hadn't held the governorship there in a few terms) The Democrats lost Georgia and I believe one other state they held. Thus, the Democrats had a NET GAIN of governorships, hardly swept away by the tidal wave that the elephant men on this board are misrepresenting the Congressional races to be. In fact, the GOP won every tight race in the Senate which is the ONLY reason they have a majority. If the tight ones had split, instead of a very few points deciding always in the GOP's direction, they wouldn't even have won a majority. Basically, every senate seat that I can think of that the Democrats won, they WON EASILY. So, as usual, the spin doctors of the GOP are trying to claim more credibility than they really have. Of course, this from a party that claimed that Sapling's "win" in the 2000 election was a mandate. THEY LOSE the popular vote by 500,000 votes, and they have a mandate. ROTFLMAO!! Of course, the GOP has never been very good at math -- look at the way they "borrow and spend" and yet CLAIM to be fiscally conservative.