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  •  Feingold was always vulnerable... (6+ / 0-)

    Wave or no, his posturing on money has always left him vulnerable.

    As for DeWine, I don't think the DFL right now is even remotely comparable to how big a mess the Ohio GOP was in 2005-2006 (then-Governor Taft had huge corruption issues, which permeated the entire GOP, and caused problems for all politicians, even relatively clean members like DeWine, who was also running in a national Dem wave, and whatever 2014 is going to be like, it's really doubtful it will be anything close to as good for the Republicans as 2006 was for the Democrats).

    If Franken goes down, then we have much, much worse problems nationally (and given that the Republicans can't seem to get anyone of any note to run against him, I'm not entirely sure what kind of wave would be required to take him down, given that he seems reasonably popular in his own right).

    Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 26 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

    by NMLib on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:49:13 AM PDT

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    •  DeWine also faced (5+ / 0-)

      Sherrod Brown of all people. And made numerous unforced erros that backfired on him during the campaign. Like the whole "attack ad depicting the Twin Towers getting struck by the planes" thing.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:09:06 PM PDT

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