I’ll wait three weeks before I laugh

Only Diebold can save the Republicans from the voters’ anger in November.
The apparent optimism of Republicans bordering on cockiness makes me nervous – either they are totally delusional, or they are just playing the optimism game, or they know something we don’t.

5 responses to “I’ll wait three weeks before I laugh

  1. I’m assuming the republicans will keep both houses. The republicans have proven excellent at winning elections.

  2. Actually, they have at least one legitimate reason to be optimistic: in a midterm election, the winning party is the one that gets the most people to actually go to the polls rather than staying home. For the past several elections, the Republicans have done a very good job of this and the Democrats have hardly done a recognizable job of it. While the Republicans are behind in the polls, there’s little if any reason to believe that their “ground game” is significantly weaker than in the past, and in a midterm election a good ground game counts a lot more than good poll numbers. The thing that will decide this election is the quality of the Democrats’ ground game; there’s good reason to believe that it will be significantly stronger than in the past, but that’s not saying it will be strong enough.

  3. I agree with you completely, Coturnix.
    I always get the ominous feeling that “they” know something “we” don’t. Well we ALL know the glaring facts: Bush-Cheney’s lies, the hideous mess in Iraq, Mark Foley, a GOP tainted by Abramoff.
    Then why are they cocky? The only thing we don’t know is how our votes will be counted!

  4. I agree with you completely, Coturnix.
    I always get the ominous feeling that “they” know something “we” don’t. Well we ALL know the glaring facts: Bush-Cheney’s lies, the hideous mess in Iraq, Mark Foley, a GOP tainted by Abramoff.
    Then why are they cocky? The only thing we don’t know is how our votes will be counted!

  5. I agree with you completely, Coturnix.
    I always get the ominous feeling that “they” know something “we” don’t. Well we ALL know the glaring facts: Bush-Cheney’s lies, the hideous mess in Iraq, Mark Foley, a GOP tainted by Abramoff.
    Then why are they cocky? The only thing we don’t know is how our votes will be counted!