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."
Even Novak predicts more than 20 seats.
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.
oil prices creep higher.
rush calls michael j fox a faker.
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?
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.
Yes there is, Fnarf: You attempt to swallow Joe Biden whole. You choke on Biden and die. And you're cured!
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.
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.
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.
I must be 12 years old, because when I saw "Chandler Woodcock - Republican" I cracked up.
Ah, the sad truth of the top of America politics: since 1789, zero non-male, non-white presidents.
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.
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