Conservative Wanderer

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.” — Ronald Wilson Reagan

Let Us Not Get Overconfident

My Fellow Conservatives, I hate to throw even a little bit of cold water on the predictions for the 2010 Congressional elections, but I feel that things have gone so far that I must.

While I agree that the prospects are very favorable for large gains in both the House and Senate for the Republicans, we conservatives need to start being a bit more careful with our predictions.

First off, politics is inherently unpredictable, and no one short of God has any idea what could happen between now and the second Tuesday in November. It’s possible that an event could occur that would really damage the chances of one or more GOP candidates.

Second, it may sound like a cliche, but it’s also true: Overconfidence leads to mistakes; mistakes lead to failure. If we avoid the overconfidence, the chances of failure are smaller.

We need to fight for the 2010 elections like the Democrats are poised to take every single seat, because they just might if we screw up.

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