National Journal : There are two ways to look at any election cycle -- by comparing it to past cycles or taking it at face value. The problem for pro
October 20, 2006

National Journal :

There are two ways to look at any election cycle -- by comparing it to past cycles or taking it at face value. The problem for prognosticators is that we have to use both methods simultaneously.

History is my guiding principle on all things political, but I also believe that every election is an individual snowflake.

The similarities between this midterm cycle and '94 are striking, and yet the differences are stark. I've broken down this debate into reasons why the cycles are and are not similar. Read on...

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