Yesterday was the last of the 2010 primaries and the field of candidates for governor, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate has been decided. On November 2, 47 days from this OP, we will go to the polls for possibily one of the most historic elections in U.S. history. Certainly it is seen by many Americans as one of the more important. With the President experiencing steadily decreasing approval ratings and Congress and the GOP and Democrats individually earning much lower numbers, this election may be the first in a long time in which issues and values, as opposed to personalities and political parties, will determine the winners. 39 governor seats are up for grabs--20 currently held by Democrats; 19 currently held by Republicans. In the Senate, the Republicans need to win 10 additional seats to take over the majority currently held by the Democrats. In the House, the Republicans need to win 40 additional seats to take over the majority currently held by the Democrats. Let's discuss polls, trends, status, prospects, hopes, and fears re this election cycle here. NOTE: Certainly most of us will be taking sides, but if we could keep personal insults, trollism, and ignorant platitudes to a minimum, that would be much appreciated.