Friday, January 22, 2010

Sabato On Kentucky Senate Race

Official tea leaf reader Prof. Larry Sabato extrapolates Scott Brown's win for the U.S. Senate races.

For Kentucky, he decrees the race is still a toss-up. If the election were held today, however, Sabato says that Republicans would hold on to Jim Bunning's seat.

He predicts that Dan Mongiardo will be the Democratic nominee and Trey Grayson the Republican.

Sabato also shows Sen. Democratic Leader Harry Reid going down. So that's why President Barack Obama is going to Nevada to campaign for Reid: he's trying to push him over the abyss, just like he did Martha Coakley (and before her, Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey and Creigh Deeds, Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia).


G. Morris said...

I think in Obama-speak the President's efforts to campaign for Democratic Senators would be to "push them over the precipice." As George Will pointed out in a column this week, Obama uses the word "precipice" in a very curious way:

"We are on the precipice of an achievement that's eluded Congresses and presidents for generations."

-- President Barack Obama, Dec. 15, on health-care legislation

Precipice, 1. a headlong fall or descent, esp. to a great depth.

-- Oxford English Dictionary

Ben said...

God help Grayson if he wins the primary, he'll be a lackluster nominee if there was ever one.