Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My Bold Prediction!

You heard my bold prediction Monday morning at 8AM. Republicans retain control of the Senate and they retain control of the House(although by the narrowest of margins). Will I be hailed as the Swami or have egg on my face? Tune in Wednesday morning to find out!

Wow! I was wrong! Not only do I have egg on my face, I may have to eat some crow.

Looks like I'm in good company!

Mark Steyn
Well, my petard was hoist a long time ago. I said months back that the Republicans would hold both houses, and I’m stuck with that even if the polls show Rosie O’Donnell winning the Utah Senate race by a landslide. But fortunately for me the GOP will come out ahead on the night, more or less. I figure a Republican majority in the House of three-to-five seats, and the Senate not so different from what it is now, except for the loss of Lincoln Chafee’s seat.

To be honest, I’m not even sure Chafee will lose, but he ought to. This is beyond partisanship: If only 100 citizens from a population of 300 million get to be senators, Lincoln Chafee should not be among them. On the other hand, if Rick Santorum loses, he will nevertheless emerge from this election with a reputation more enhanced than the winner — and, for the party, the loss of the Pennsylvania seat will be offset by gains elsewhere, either in Maryland or Washington State. In the House, I think both the Foley and DeLay seats will be retained.

If I’m wrong, of course, it will be a sobering moment: The American people will have chosen to reward a September 10th party mired in sour oppositionism and cobwebbed boomer pieties. Don’t get me wrong. Both wings of the political class have underperformed since 9/11, and this unlovely election is the consequence. But even a narrow Dem victory will embolden the media: Unlike 2004, they’ll have succeeded in dragging the dead horse of the Democratic party across the finish line, and they’ll be even more audacious in two years’ time.

— Mark Steyn is author of America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It.


At 8:12 PM, Blogger scrotum2 said...

Now that it appears Charlie Crist is going to be the next Governor of FL; not my candidate Max Linn. I think Charlie needs to invest in some "Just for Men". Either dye that white hair blue, possibly an auburn red, or a color that matches his tanning booth, tan. Something natural..

My condolences to Jim Davis. He should know, my son told me that the vote for Governor at Lake Howell HS, no one ever heard of either candidate, but Jim Davis won. Everyone voted for the empty chair they saw in the commercial...

None of them voted for FL Senator, since they never heard of Bill Nelson or Katherine Harris.

Suppose they are too busy learning the FCAT to know anything about politics, and what candidates, stand for what..


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