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January 06, 2010

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Thanks Lindsay--great stuff!

I'm having this strange feeling of deja vu. It's almost as if this exact same question has been asked, recently.

I get what you're saying, but "cancel out", in this context, is a net loss of one seat.

There is a difference between cheerleading and reality.

Yeah Slarti, I'm starting to think Mr. Metzger is one of our resident trolls in hiding.

There is a difference between cheerleading and reality.

Well, yes. Which is rather the point. If neither Senator had retired, Dorgan would have probably kept his seat, and Dodd would have probably lost his. Now, Dorgan's old seat will probably flip, and Dodd's old seat won't. There's no net loss here - we go from being on track for the Dems to lose one seat and hold another to holding one seat and losing another. The status quo is not "Dems hold both".

There's no net loss here

A little. South Dakota will be harder to win back than Connecticut would have been, had the loss happened there.

Also a real loss in power. Dorgan lost on drug re-importation, but he was willing and able to fight Rahm and Obama. Blumenthal, like Franken, will be told to mind his junior business. Blumenthal, presuming he had been in this year, would not have been able or willing to take down HRC as an act of equal brinkmanship to Nelson re Stupakian amendment

Koeven(>) from SD will also be junior, but that won't matter as much in the Republican caucus.

Which is rather the point. If neither Senator had retired, Dorgan would have probably kept his seat, and Dodd would have probably lost his.

That's a forced reading of the polls cited above. Dodd had a hard campaign ahead of him, but he had another eleven months for people to forget the Countrywide matter and for the economy to improve. At best, the Democrats have gone from a sure thing and a toss-up to a likely win and a likely loss, and that's a net negative. It's really not close.

First Dan on How Not to Spy, now this?

What is this site now, Facebook?

Irked: that was a troll.

Blumenthal, like Franken, will be told to mind his junior business.

Because that's been ever so effective at muzzling Franken.

Ah -- sorry about that

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