An expert muses on which way the political winds might be blowing this year

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Political analyst Charlie Cook always offers delicious food for thought.

HERE‘s a good example:

It’s surprising how many people who avidly follow American politics don’t seem to appreciate that elections are both seasonal and cyclical in nature.

The seasonal aspect is the more obvious one. Clearly in some years, or seasons, the wind is blowing in favor of one party. In other years, it appears to blow in the opposite direction. In others still, as during the time between seasons, the partisan winds do not seem to blow in any direction at all.

Unfortunately, the cyclical nature is lost ...

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