[Ed. – Hope for a miracle but prepare for the likely reality.]
We’re weeks from Election Day. There’s still time for the polls to tighten, and the polls might just be wrong anyway.
But boy, do those polls not look good right now. The most likely outcome at this point is for the Republicans to lose the presidency and the Senate, giving the Democrats control of the entire federal-lawmaking apparatus.
If the Democrats do in fact win everything, we could be in for a miserable and acrimonious couple of years.
Toward the top of the agenda will be an intra-party debate over whether to kill the legislative filibuster and pack the Supreme Court. I highly doubt they’ll have the votes for the latter, and with a narrow margin even the former will be out of reach because some moderates are sure to balk. But there’s at least a chance the Democrats could have unified control and no limits on how they use it.