Re "Democrats Capture House," Nov. 8
While congratulations are due Democrats for regaining some control in Congress, there is no mandate. Any appearance of hubris would be a disaster. Change is clearly needed, but Iraq is not the only issue and is not likely any road to success.
The new House leadership must plan its course carefully. Ethics and truth are key, as is representing and expanding the promise of this country. Hope springs eternal, yet faith in the new Congress will have to be earned.
The Republicans in the congressional races achieved the result of this election the old-fashioned way: They earned it. After 12 years of GOP dominance in the House, Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" was reduced to nothing more than an ineffectual display of the arrogance of power.