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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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posted by on October 24 at 10:23 AM

So much good news floating around out there for Dems… it’s kind of scary. It’s kind of getting our hopes up, like those exit polls on election day in 2004 that showed Kerry winning. Hopefully just posting a few links to upbeat stories about upbeat Demsóand downcast Republicansówon’t screw this all up…

Polls Good & Tight: Some races are still in play, but things are looking good for Dems.

Gas Prices Down: That usually helps the party in power, but not this time.

Independent Streak: Independent voters backing Dems by a 2 to 1 margin.

Independents Mo: They’re breaking for Dems, and there are more and more of them out there.

Rocktober Surprise: This absolutely heartbreaking campaign ad featuring Michael J. Fox pleading on behalf of a Dem candidate who support stem cell research is having an impact in the Missouri senate race and will soon run in Maryland and Illinois.

Governors’ Races: More blue than red.

Republicans Turning on Each Other: Lindsey Graham is so mad at Rumsfeld and “the generals leading the war” that he soiled his own trousers.

More Indictments Coming? Remember the Abromoff scandal? It’s fresh in these guys’ minds.

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As George Will wrote in the Washington Post two weeks ago: "If, after the Foley episode -- a maraschino cherry atop the Democrats' delectable sundae of Republican miseries -- the Democrats cannot gain 13 seats, they should go into another line of work."

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 24, 2006 11:04 AM

Even Novak predicts more than 20 seats.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 24, 2006 11:17 AM

the michael j. fox ad made me get all teary eyed. you would have to be satan himself to not vote for the dem! the republican agenda doesn't give a damn whose life it destroys. as long as the rich stay rich.

Posted by sally | October 24, 2006 12:11 PM
Posted by chops | October 24, 2006 12:18 PM

I heard Barack Obama on NPR last night. I only started following national and international news around when the current Bush was elected, so I was astonished to find myself, for the very first time, respecting an active politician. The dude made it clear he's a member of the reality-based community, he did the pontificating that politicians have to do, but he seemed to be actually thinking about everything he said. Could someone so reasonable possibly actually be elected president?

Posted by Noink | October 24, 2006 12:34 PM

I dunno. He'd be the first senator to get elected since Kennedy, and Obama doesn't have the Kennedy machine to help him. On the other hand, like Kennedy, he hasn't been a Senator very long, and so hasn't been exposed to a fatal dose of radioactive soul-destroying Senator-Speak, a vocal affliction that has tragically taken John Kerry's life and replaced him with a pontificating wind machine. There is no cure for Senator Speak.

Posted by Fnarf | October 24, 2006 12:42 PM

Yes there is, Fnarf: You attempt to swallow Joe Biden whole. You choke on Biden and die. And you're cured!

Posted by Dan Savage | October 24, 2006 12:44 PM

I have a good friend who tells me he believes Obama will be assassinated if he runs for prez... and given how good and sharp he is, I have to wonder.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 1:07 PM

Lyndon Johnson was a senator too.
Obama has a bigger problem which no one seems to be talking about, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exists. You may have missed this: the man is Black. Call me a cynic, but that fact alone makes him unelectable.

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 24, 2006 1:21 PM

I hope the rebublicans lose so badly it's embarassing. And the more (dem or rep.) who go to jail, the better. Maybe then we can begin some sort of reform of the power of lobbyists........but I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by Dianna | October 24, 2006 1:24 PM

I must be 12 years old, because when I saw "Chandler Woodcock - Republican" I cracked up.

Posted by Soupytwist | October 24, 2006 1:28 PM

Ah, the sad truth of the top of America politics: since 1789, zero non-male, non-white presidents.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 2:20 PM

Yes, Johnson was a Senator once, but he was not elected from the Senate. He was elected a short year after one of the most traumatic episodes in American history, which among other things elevated him from veep to President. Hardly comparable. And Barack is no LBJ, for better or worse.

Posted by Fnarf | October 24, 2006 6:29 PM

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