Politics Thursday: Predictions?
I only have a few predictions for next Tuesday:
Lieberman will win, and then declare he's a Republican.
The Republicans will lose a few seats, but maintain control.
Tom Reynolds (my district) will keep his seat.
Most obviously, Spitzer will be the new NY governor, and Clinton will keep her sear.
That's about it, not really anything original or incredibly insightful. I have complete confidence in the Republican's ability to get the votes they need. But I really, really hope I'm wrong. I don't think the Democrats will be able to get the votes they need nationally to make much of a gain, no matter what the polls say. I haven't heard any single thing that sticks out this time that has really influenced my predictions, it's more of a general feeling this time. I knew the Democrats were in trouble 2 years ago when I heard Bill Clinton say "When people think we win." The first thing I said was "People don't think, Kerry is going to lose."
But enough about me, I'm looking for your predictions! Both locally and nationally, what do you expect to see? Are all the reports on polls saying Democrats are going to gain a majority in Congress right? Is Karl Rove correct when he says they'll hang on? How 'bout in your district, anything exciting going on? Most importantly, why?