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  •  That's just silly (1+ / 0-)
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    1. If you need 50 votes for a majority, 55 is a lot better than 54. Or have Conservadem defections been outlawed?

    2. 2014. A lot of vulnerable Dem seats up, hardly any vulnerable GOP seats. Holding the Senate will be a challenge unless things break hard Democratic as they did late this cycle. One seat now can make a big difference for 2014.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:44:20 PM PST

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    •  The panic on Mass. senate seat is silly. 1) Scotty (0+ / 0-)

      is damaged goods. he'd be smart to wait for gov. race. If not a loss, the probable outcome, should end his political career.
      2) Democrats won't make the same mistake in the special election.

      Just take a deep breath. Also, remember the Democrats, against the odds, added to seats last November. It will be all right.

      "A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere ". C. S. Lewis

      by TofG on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:52:21 PM PST

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      •  I agree he'd be smart to wait (0+ / 0-)

        for Governor. If he actually feels like doing the work the job entails. And I agree if he loses a Senate election, he's probably done.

        But I don't think he's damaged goods, right now, in any meaningful way. With huge Dem turnout he got over 46%. Historic difference in turnout alone, from a Presidential year to a summer special election, could get him to 50% + 1. Dems won't be asleep at the wheel, but he'll still be the favorite going in.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:59:22 PM PST

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