In 2006 a wave of anti-Republican sentiment swept the Democrats into power in the House and Senate. The 2008 election is 20 months away, but the signs are there for an absolute tsunami washing out the last remnants of conservatism. The Republican party is not happy with their choices for the presidency, evidenced by the fact that Fred Thompson - an actor who isn't even in the race - has now begun rising in the polls. Now already we see Democrats emboldened on the senate front, while the GOP experiences serious pains. Speaker Pelosi has a comfortable margin in the House, but Majority Leader Reid would be seriously strengthened by a 60-vote majority (not including independent Joe Lieberman). Of course the country and Pelosi/Reid would be helped even more by a Democratic president.