The year of the woman it was not.
Though high-profile female candidates dominated headlines for months, they didn't dominate at the polls.
Mama Grizzlies Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle won't be roaring into Washington, and big bucks didn't mean big wins for Meg Whitman or Linda McMahon.Continue »
Winston Churchill once said, "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
With all due respect, maybe he should have tried talking to the average voter for 15...or even 30 minutes instead.Continue »
You probably remember the scrappy Texas billionaire Ross Perot, and his 1992 presidential campaign.
His outsider appeal and anti-Washington rhetoric won him nearly a fifth of the vote, and destroyed any chance for Bush's re-election.Continue »
Rodney Dangerfield, who got no respect in life, didn't expect any in death. His headstone reads: "There goes the neighborhood."
Despite a gloomy forecast for Democrats, Senator Robert Menendez tried to spread a little sunshine...touting some early voting tabs in key states...including California, Wisconsin and Washington.
But when a steadily increasing number of Independents are leaning Republican, as Politico reports, a wave is coming. The question is, how big will it be?
Republicans only need 39 pick ups to win the House, and there are 77 Democratic seats at risk for turnover.
The key to holding ground in Congress will be getting out the vote among the president's core supporters...young people, African Americans, and women.
That's where President Obama's focus will be in these final antediluvian days...as he tries to keep a tide from reaching biblical proportions.
That's a page from my notebook.
I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.