Carol Platt Liebau: We Shall See . . .

Friday, October 27, 2006

We Shall See . . .

The AP sounds pretty confident this morning. The linked piece tell us:

The 2006 election is shaping up to be a repeat of 1994. This time, Democrats are favored to sweep Republicans from power in the House after a dozen years of GOP rule.

Really? Take a look at the evidence they use to support their claim. It's a generic ballot question, which at this point, has ever-less relevance. The races that will determine control of the Congress are in very specific areas, and, if anything, the momentum seems to be shifting the Republicans' way.

In Missouri and Tennessee, Republican Senate candidates have eked out modest leads. George Allen appears to be pulling away in Virginia. Tom Kean is surging in New Jersey, Michael Steele is doing well in Maryland, and even in Minnesota, things have been improving -- having sliced his opponent's lead in half.

Obviously, there is time for more Democrat October surprises. But as things look today, notwithstanding all the cheerleading in the MSM, Lori Byrd asks a good question: How, exactly, are Democrats going to spin it if they fail to take control this time?


Blogger eLarson said...

Take it from John Kerry:
"We don't stand for anything!"

Or Nancy Pelosi:
"They said 'You can't be something with nothing.' Yes we can!"

Well, as you say, "we'll see."

11:31 AM  

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