Is the Election a Referendum on Power?

Matt Mitchell’s op-ed in today’s Washington Times considers the significance of the dramatic shift in voter opinion in two short years. Are voters looking for elected officials to relinquish the reins of power? After the last two elections, Congress and the Administration have taken more control over just about everything: the banks, mortgages, auto companies, healthcare, infrastruture, and the list continues.

Today’s election may be less about individual personalities than the general sense that being elected to serve is not a mandate for amassing power and then mistaking power for wisdom.