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US Senate still up for grabs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by tommyp, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    With Dems leading in both Virginia (Webb over Allen by a little more than 8,000) and Montana (Tester over Burns by 1,700), it would be 51-49.

    I'd like to hear all the excuses and see the doomsday scenarios the GOP will conjure up when it goes back--battered and bloodied--to its corner.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Actually, a Dem takeover of both houses sets the GOP up really well for 2008.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Is this news that wasn't covered on one of the 17 other election threads?
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Oh no! This was all part of the GOP master plan! We fell right into the trap.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Well, it did set up Clinton pretty well for 1996.

    And, technically, it wouldn't be a 51-49 majority -- it'd be 49-49, with two independents (Lieberman, Sanders) caucusing with the Dems.

    Pat Buchanan and Chris Matthews mentioned this last night on MSNBC ... if Tester and Webb win, look for the GOP to offer Lieberman the kitchen sink to caucus with them.

    Also, if Bush were to name Lieberman defense secretary were Rumsfeld to leave, or to another cabinet position, that leaves Connecticut's Republican governor to pick a replacement. I'm sure the Rove Playbook already has that option in there.

    Dems will hold the Senate very precariously.
  6. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

  7. Actually, the huge Democratic wins in governorships and in the state legislatures sets THEM up well in 2008 and beyond. Bench strength, folks, and remember who draws the maps.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    A few of the GOP contenders (Allen, Santorum) did go down hard or came very damn close to doing so. None of the Democrat names, save for Kerry, were muddied.
  9. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Explain, please.
  10. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    A DSCC release:

  11. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    They kind of have to, you know, do stuff now, not just bitch and moan.

    Actually, I expect them to improve some stuff in the short term, much like the GOP after 94. It will take about a decade for the corruption to really take root and spread, then we'll start the whole merry cycle over again. :-\
  12. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    AP called it last night in Virginia, but the Republicans are waiting until today to concede.
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