DRAFT: 2018 Midterm Election conversation and results - Open Thread!

I thought I would try something different here with this.  Unless Autumn doesn't prefer this kind of a format on the site, and she can certainly cancel this if she would rather not something go in this direction.


There is certainly unprecedented interest in the 2018 midterm elections this year, and even for our international friends here, who seem quite engaged as if they had some skin in the game, too.


This election really isn't a democrat vs. republican race.  It is truly about who we are.  Do we want to be a constitutional republic and individual liberty, or do we want to be a European style socialist country.


November 6 truly could be the most important U.S. election in our lifetime (said every midterm, I know, but this one is potentially truly consequential that could determine the soul and direction of America for the foreseeable future.


I thought I would create this thread for people to free form comments throughout the next 24-48 hours to discuss the ramifications of the midterms, close races as they are called and what that might mean moving forward, and follow the elections, and maybe people in the community with enough interest will gather to chatter as the results come in and we see what the next 2 years may shape up to be.


My only ground rule will be - kept it civil.  No personal attacks on people you disagree with , and I will leave all posts -


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