Monday, October 09, 2006

McCain and Graf

Everyone seems to be all tingly and pleased, or shocked and surprised, by McCain’s endorsement of Graf. I really can’t understand why. McCain is a Republican, Graf is the Republican candidate.

Despite what all the single issue zealots on both sides of the aisle thought, and all the attacks on primary opponents’ ideological purity, the pros understood that the only vote the winners of the primary would cast that really mattered…was the vote to organize the House of Representatives.

Once the primary is over you damn well better support your candidate. You know that you are in complete agreement with him or her on that first vote. The pros don’t sulk in their tents like Achilles when their candidates lose their primaries. They soldier on with the candidate they have

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Everyone has probably noted this already, but just in case you missed it:

By Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Four weeks before congressional elections, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows Democrats hold a 23-point lead over GOP candidates. That's double the lead Republicans had a month before they seized control of Congress in 1994.

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For motorcycle fans there’s a new post up at Dataport Motorcycles, the first in a series on sidecars. Yeah, I know, not for everyone

1 comment:

Dogma said...

I’ve been following the sites; such a CQ, Roll Call, or the NY Times; that track Congressional races on a national basis. While current projections differ to a small degree across these sites, they do paint an interesting picture. Essentially, if every seat that at least leans Democrat or Republican goes that way, Dems need only pickup half of the races characterized as tossups to take control of the House.

While macro polls such as the 23-point Democratic preference Art mentions here are too disconnected to apply to any particular race, it does speak to a strong likelihood that Dems will win at least half the tossup races.

Nothing is over until it’s over, but the House is well within reach of the Democrats.