Archive for November, 2006

Frist Opts Out

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

In the most prudent decision that he has made during his tenure as Senate Majority “Leader”, Sen. Bill Frist has opted out of the Presidential race to resume his career in medicine.  Fortunately, another Senator remains among the hopefuls.

Sen. Brownback Moving Closer to White House Bid

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Sen. Sam Brownback this week fueled talk of a Presidential bid by telling the AP that he thinks there´s room for “a full scale [President] Ronald Reagan conservative” in the 2008 race.  Brownback would certainly fit that bill, advocating the principles of President Reagan on life and limited government.  While some have criticized him as […]

Franken Nears Decision

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Liberal comedian Al Franken told Lou Dobbs this week that he will likely make a final decision on whether he will challenge Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008.  Franken would become the first major challenger to announce his candidacy for the new cycle.  While some may consider Franken a joke, one can´t forget that Minnesota elected […]

GOP Locks Up Three Seats Early

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Yesterday, Alaska Senator and porker in chief Ted Stevens announced that he will seek reelection in 2008 at the ripe old age of 84.  Stevens would be tough to beat with a very strong candidate.  Fortunately, the Democrats don´t even have any of those, and Stevens will win yet another term in a cakewalk.  Unless Sen. […]

2008 Outlook

Monday, November 13th, 2006

In 2008, Republicans face an uphill battle to retake the Senate.  We are defending 21 seats while the Democrats are defending only 12.  There are relatively few competitive races, though Democrats are already talking about expanding the playing field again.  Retirements could play a major role in determining where the battles are fought, as old […]

You Want a Playoff? We´ll Give You a Playoff

Monday, November 13th, 2006

The Irish shot down the Air Force on Saturday and got some help from Kansas State, Rutgers, Georgia and Arizona.  Quinn tossed four touchdown passes, an effort that was complimented by Darius Walker´s 153 rushing yards, which included a touchdown.  With the win, Notre Dame moved up to 5 in the BCS.  While Florida remains […]

Nuke ´em

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

With Democrats taking control of the new Senate, they have gained the upper hand in the fight over Supreme Court nominations.  Republicans struggled to ensure votes for several nominees already, allowing Democrat obstruction to continue on nominees Henry Saad and William Myers.  This could be the only chance to ensure that a Supreme Court nominee could receive […]

The Post Mortum

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Needless to say, Republicans suffered a resounding defeat yesterday.  There is no way to spin losing the House and, it now appears, the Senate, as a positive thing.  Even so, all of the Senate Republicans who lost yesterday can blame their defeats on crossing the conservative base of the Republican Party.

In Pennsylvania, Sen. Rick Santorum lost his […]

Final Predictions

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Dems net 4 seats:
Arizona - Kyl
Connecticut - Lieberman
Maryland - Cardin
Michigan - Stabenow
Minnesota - Klobuchar
Missouri - Talent
Montana - Burns 
Nevada - Ensign
New Jersey - Menendez
Ohio - Brown
Pennsylvania - Casey
Rhode Island - Whitehouse
Tennessee - Corker
Vermont - Sanders
Virginia - Webb
Washington - Cantwell
West Virginia - Byrd

Dems Panicking on Montana

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

H/T Adam C: Kos reports that Democrats are no longer confident of taking out Sen. Conrad Burns, whom until the last week they had fully expected to replace.  Byron York also has a column on the Senator seemingly having recovered from his death (though I have said for months that he was only sleeping).
The formula for […]