Midterms are upon us. Thank God, too, because I'm not sure I could endure another muck-chucking campaign ad.

To hear the mainstream media tell it, the Republican establishment's return to power will usher them into control of the Senate. It's been a foregone conclusion for weeks, and as far as I know I probably helped since I voted against every incumbent on the ballot. Either way, it's been entertaining to watch the narrative play out, as if the Democrats were playing but a bit part this time around. I think the press decided long ago what this election would be about, and they refused to be deterred. At least it's overshadowed the absurd obsession with Ebola for now…

Meanwhile, the latest Gallup poll reinforces my own belief that Americans are as noncommittal as ever when it comes to politics. They either couldn't care less about who's running the country or they share my own view that there's not much difference between the parties. Roughly 29 percent of voters told Gallup pollsters the country would be better off if Republicans controlled Congress while 27 percent of them preferred if Democrats were running things, with "40 percent saying it would be the same regardless of which party is in power." Further proof that you can trust the politician just about as much as the voter who elected him.

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