This week on CounterSpin: The November 7th Democratic election victories are being credited to everything from the notion that the winning candidates were largely centrist, to the genius of congressman and democratic strategist Rahm Emanuel. But what was really behind the Democratic victories? Nation contributor John Nichols will join us to sort out the competing storylines emerging from the Democratic election victories.
Also on CounterSpin: as pundits slice and dice the exit polls to figure out the big lessons of the midterm elections, one story seems to be eluding the national media: Latino voters made a significant shift to the Democrats. What explains this, and why aren't we hearing more about it? Clarissa Martinez of the National Council of La Raza will join us to talk about that.
—Measuring the Mandate, John Nichols (Nation, 11/9/06)