I was watching Morning Joe this morning while exercising because there was nothing on the DVD. Today is election day in the US so it was interesting hearing the discussion about which party will make the difference if they win the Senate. What most of the panelists agree on is that there will be no difference – no matter which party wins tonight gridlock will continue. If the Democrats retain the majority the two parties will fail to compromise, and if the Republicans win a majority there will be gridlock between the establishment Republicans and the more conservative challengers of their own party.
The square aspect continues into 2015 so the pundits are correct when they say that this battle between the old and the new will continue until the 2016 elections. In the meantime, the old structures are failing and the two party political system in the US may be falling with it.