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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:42 PM
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Daschle: Democrats will pick up seven U.S. Senate seats
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:43 PM by truthpusher
http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/15829937.h...

Posted on Mon, Oct. 23, 2006

Daschle: Democrats will pick up seven U.S. Senate seats

MARY CLARE JALONICK
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle predicted on Monday that Democrats will pick up seven U.S. Senate seats this year and said his party needs to "restore the confidence that has been lost about Congress."

Daschle, who was Senate Democratic Leader when he lost to Republican John Thune in 2004, also predicted his party would pick up around 25 seats in the U.S. House.

"It looks awfully good," Daschle said on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

(SNIP)

link: http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/15829937.h...
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:44 PM
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1. awfully? it looks wonderfully good.
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greccogirl Donating Member (566 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:48 PM
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19. Yes it does. However, I have to say
I don't think Ford will take Tennessee. Have a lot of relatives up there and they say Corker has a lot of support from people who might actually vote. Plus Ford's showing up at that thing really turned a lot of people off.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:44 PM
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2. From his mouth
to the ballot booth to the actual results.
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:44 PM
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3. I think he is being optimistic
I think it will end up being 49-49-2.
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:17 PM
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8. Which seats do you see us picking up?
I'm guessing PA, RI, MT, OH, and MO ?
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:22 PM
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10. I agree on the identified states.
Ohio is strong for Sherrod Brown! "Time for a Change" is ringing loud and clear throughout the state.
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:27 PM
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11. PA, RI, MT, OH, and one of either VA or TN
I'm really not all that sold on MO actually, especially with it being the deep south. Its possible we may take it; though, turnout is going to be key.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:39 PM
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13. Missouri in the deep south?
Not exactly. I assume you mean in temperament more than in actual geography but even at that MO is a far cry from Alabama. Outside of Branson anyway :)
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:42 PM
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18. Doing our best here in No. VA to get out the vote and make it happen. nt
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:49 AM
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21. huh? MO isn't "deep south".
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 01:52 AM by w4rma
Note, my prediction is 5 minimum Senate seats and 7 maximum Senate seats gained. VA and TN are the two wild cards. The other 5 are obvious. And obviously I predict we'll hold NJ.
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antiimperialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:53 AM
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22. Why aren't scandals hurting Allen?
Virginians seem to be racist idiots.
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:18 PM
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24. They have - he was expected this year to win in a landslide
He's a relatively popular former governor. Nobody expected this race to even be competitive unless Mark Warner ran.

Right now, Webb is beating Allen in Northern Virginia. His main problems are that he's not picking up enough downstate voters as was expected or hoped for and he's having trouble with women voters. He's kind of stiff as a campaigner, whereas Allen is a schmoozer.
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modrepub Donating Member (484 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:58 AM
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23. Weather
I hate to say it but in some of the close races bad weather could tip the scale. Rain and snow always seem to suppress Democratic votes. A friend of mine commented that OH was lost in '04 when he saw rain move into Cleveland. It probably doesn't help if you have to wait more than 20 minutes to cast a ballot. What is it with Dems and rain???
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 05:19 PM
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25. Poor voters don't want to walk in the rain
Just sayin'
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YDogg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:45 PM
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4. Daschle also thought he'd get re-elected.
I'm just sayin'. Hope he's anywhere close to correct.
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lastknowngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:48 PM
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5. To hell with that loser if he hadn't been such a whip the repugs
wouldn't have ever got the senate. How come we have no people in leadership positions in our party who are even willing to fight?
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:56 PM
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6. How come you never have anything positive to say about anybody?
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 PM
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7. Maybe a little overly optimistic.
I don't think we will do better than 5 Senate seats.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:21 PM
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9. Over confident on with GOP rigging. Does he know anything about Diebold?
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:33 PM
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12. Thank God Daschle will never be Majority leader when that
happens.
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Fluffdaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:02 PM
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16. Word
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:39 PM
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14. Saw Daschle on C-Span this morning.
Changed the channel.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:54 PM
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15. Geez folks. The former Sen. only made a prediction. Beat him
up on Nov 8th.

We see predictions here all the time...from all sorts of folks. It's part of the election talk.

Just my personal two cents.
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ripple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:12 PM
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17. When I saw him on WJ this morning
I was startled when he indicated that he might consider a presidential run. :wtf:
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:38 AM
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20. He must be getting advise from the same people who told lieBerman
he should run.

He's delusional if he thinks he has a chance at the nomination.
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