Thursday, October 26, 2006

"Control of the Senate still a longshot"

By Michael J.W. Stickings

So says Chris Bowers at MyDD: "Before our euphoria gets too crazy, keep in mind that Republicans still have the inside track to maintain control of the Senate." (See also my post on Democrats getting "closer" -- click here.)

Why is this? Webb is making up ground in Virginia but still trails Allen. And Ford and McCaskill are slipping in Tennessee and Missouri, respectively. (And then there's Lieberman in Connecticut.)

Indeed, Chris says he'll be "stunned" if Democrats manage to take the Senate. And yet he reminds us of this: "As we sprint to the finish line this year, it needs to be remembered that taking back our country is a long-term project."

Indeed it is. Win or lose the Senate, hopefully 2006 will be the year that a major step was taken to advance that project.


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