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Lot's of action in the election threads tonight so I thought I'd offer up another forum for people to blather on about. Something interesting is happening on the Senate battlefront.  The GOP seems to have hit a wall in their Senate hopes. Even though the CNN and other cable outlets have called the House for the GOP, which seems to me to be premature, especially given the volitility of this cycle.

But the Senate is part of the so called expected Republican tsunami.

And the wave is falling short.

Could the numbers we have been subjected to have been wrong?

We don't know yet. But a lot of races that remain to be determine seem to showing a pattern. Kirk is down. Big time. Buck trails. Big time.  Toomey/Sestak tied. We wait to see how Nevada turns out... but if the pattern holds, Reid is safe and Angle is a footnote. California was never a race, even though some tried to create the illusion. Same with Washington. In fact, the desperation to preserve the narrative is most exemplified in the Washington race in that polls were released showing the race tightening....after most of the ballots had been cast by mail in. And not counted. Interesting stretch.

I don't think a whole lot of these races were as close as some made them out to be. The GOP is stuck at needing at 7 more for a takeover. Been that way for a while. I don't think that will change --- except perhaps in the other direction when some Alaska results come in.

My guess is that none of the darlings of the Tea Party get anywhere, or anything but the hollow feeling of defeat. The Democratic gotv will, in fact, prevail over the media smoke and mirrors in Col, Ill, California, Nevada and Washington. Alaska will be wild ride.

Will Rand Paul be a Tea Party Caucus of one?

What's your opinion?

Originally posted to eastvan on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 07:46 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 07:46:56 PM PDT

  •  well, let's dial back a bit, til we see (1+ / 0-)
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    if Sestak and Alexi pull it out.  I do feel hopeful about Bennet and Reid.  And I certainly feel great that Sestak has made it a real race, and ditto on the gov side with Strickland and Quinn, who were both written off.  Win or lose, all those races (as well as CO and NV) testify directly to the awesome power of GOTV and some timely Obama visits. And hopefully this also puts some kind of cap on the House slaughter in the midwest.

    •  Sestak is still close... (1+ / 0-)
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      But Ill looks good.

      But Sestak was counted as out, and he's still close at this point ( tied was the last numbers I saw ) and I have to think that that minute surglette is more his forte than Toomey's.

      Toomey just ain't 'over the top' inspiring. Unless you are into spread sheets.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:12:45 PM PDT

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  •  If the networks are so quick to call for the (0+ / 0-)

    House why can't they call it for the Senate?

    It's numericly impossible at this point. Yet they call the House?

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:16:31 PM PDT

  •  ca 1% reporting firoina up by whatever. (0+ / 0-)

    Update Ca Schools Diabetes Lawsuit to be heard in Ca Supreme Court(unanimous decision)

    by foggycity on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 08:19:33 PM PDT

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