DO NOT dismiss Republican claims that they're way ahead [View all]
Remember this interview with Karl Rove from Nov 2006?
SIEGEL: Weíre in the home stretch, though, and many would consider you on the optimistic end of realism about -
ROVE: Not that you would be exhibiting a bias Ö
SIEGEL: Iím looking at all the same polls that youíre looking at every day.
ROVE: No, youíre not. No, youíre not.
SIEGEL: No, Iím not.
ROVE: No, youíre not. Youíre not. Iím looking at 68 polls a week. You may be looking at four or five public polls a week that talk about attitudes nationally but that do not impact the outcome of -
SIEGEL: Iím looking at main races between Ė certainly Senate races.
ROVE: Well, like the poll today showing that Corkerís ahead in Tennessee, or the poll showing that Allen is pulling away in the Virginia Senate race.
SIEGEL: Leading Webb in Virginia, yeah.
Mr. ROVE: Exactly.
SIEGEL: But youíve seen the DeWine race and the Santorum race Ė I donít want to have you call races.
ROVE: Yeah, Iím looking at all these, Robert, and adding them up, and I add up to a Republican Senate and Republican House. You may end up with a different math, but youíre entitled to your math, Iím entitled to THE math.
SIEGEL: Well, I donít know if weíre entitled to our different math, but youíre certainly -
ROVE: I said THE math. I said youíre entitled to yours.
Just like Rove predicted, Republicans went on to win both houses of Congress in that election, if by "win" you mean what the dictionary defines as "lose".
Damned Liberals and their so-called "word definitions".