View Full Version : In The Bag??? Some Say YESSSSSSSSS!

11-01-2010, 04:59 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... Now, for Democratic consultants and campaign officials who have plotted and strategized for months to preserve the embattled House majority, there’s nothing left to do but sit and wait for the expected horrors of Election Day to unfold. ...

There is nearly uniform consensus among Democratic campaign professionals that the House is gone — the only question, it seems, is how many seats they will lose. ...

On the high end, one Democratic consultant said losses could number around 70 seats.

All spoke to the grimness of the mood.

“It sucks,” said Dave Beattie, a Florida-based Democratic pollster who is working on a slate of competitive House races and who acknowledges that the lower congressional chamber is lost. “I’m resigned to the fact that it sucks.” ...

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>“If some Democratic consultant told you they are feeling better, they must have dropped some heavy drugs,”</span> said a senior pollster who is working for candidates in competitive races. “It’s hard.” ...

“Everybody that is tied will lose, and everyone that is ahead by a few points will lose because of the GOP wave,” said one party media consultant who is involved in a wide array of House races. “There are going to be some surprises.” ...

“There’s nothing worse than talking to an incumbent member of Congress who’s been cut off by the DCCC and who has no money,” said another Democratic consultant who has worked on crafting some of the party’s TV ads this cycle. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>“It’s like talking to a dead man walking.”</span> ...

Some consultants say they realized they lost the House in early October, when it finally became apparent that incumbents couldn’t move their poll numbers.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>But others say the electoral map hardened this spring, after the House passed a health care bill that remains deeply unpopular among voters. Democratic campaign officials say it is no accident that there are few Democrats in moderate-to-conservative districts who have promoted their support for the health care measure on the campaign trail, and most don’t even acknowledge it.</span> ...

“If there’s one person to blame, it’s the liberal groups who said they would get involved early but they didn’t,” said the media consultant. “I think they’ve been totally unhelpful.”

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>But, most of the consultants said, much of the post-election scrutiny would surround President Barack Obama and a White House political operation that over the past two years struggled to sell an ambitious agenda that turned out to be radioactive to a wide swath of the electorate.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>“Here’s the part of this that bothers me the most:</span> <span style='font-size: 17pt'>This is not an embracing of Republicans.</span> <span style='font-size: 20pt'>It’s a rejection of Democrats,”</span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'>said Andrew Myers, a veteran Democratic pollster who worked on several House campaigns.</span>

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11-01-2010, 05:09 AM
Plenty of time for the Dem voters to vote twice.

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11-01-2010, 05:11 AM

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Komrade Bite-Me beseeches the anointed one for the deliverance of the politburo.</span>


11-01-2010, 05:12 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Plenty of time for the Dem voters to vote twice.

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At least you finally have the courage to admit your hatred of the republic.