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  •  I think a lot rides on whether we can flip (3+ / 0-)
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    madmojo, James Allen, LordMike

    McConnell's seat. If Grimes somehow manages to take that one, I doubt Republican's take the Senate. If she can't and McConnell holds, it's a toss-up.

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    by kmoros on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 05:48:45 PM PST

    •  If McConnell loses, they don't take the Senate (4+ / 0-)

      The GOP can't afford to lose any Senate seats of their own. All the Dems have to do is beat McConnell or take Georgia's open seat (or both) and they keep control.

      So I don't particuarly worry about Senate control. Especially not this seat. I don't understand why Gardner is consider hot shit by some people. He seems like a teabagger dumbass through and through.

      •  That's why he's considered hot shit by some (2+ / 0-)
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        He's a Tea Party rising star. Within GOP circles, he's the next Paul Ryan or Sarah Palin or Bobby Jindal or something, or so I hear - probably just like Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal were before they went in front of a broader audience.

        He is like Ryan in some ways - a smooth talker (a lawyer) who knows what to say in front of which audiences. He's not as gaffe-prone as, say, George Allen - he sidestepped answering about his support for secession rather than deny it (probably not true, and not what his supporters want to hear) or support it (not popular with the rest of the state).

        Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

        by Phoenix Rising on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 08:49:46 PM PST

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