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  • Im a right leaning American, the Democrats win.

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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I was there Vesper, and holy ****, I almost choked when it happened!

    I was with the Brown camp, and James Pindell who is our NH political guy on our ABC affiliate asked Brown about a particular county here in NH. Brown answered his question, talking about the tourism industry and skiing, and Pindell interrupted him and said "You're talking about the North Country" (which is what we call our uppermost counties) and Brown said "I'm talking about anything north of Concord" to which Pindell replied "Sullivan County is west of Concord". Yes it is....but it's also NORTH of Concord.

    Pindell then went on to ask Shaheen the same question, and she tossed out 4 or 5 things about Sullivan County and the economics there.

    Two things:

    Pindell tried to make it look like Brown didn't know the geography of NH - and he failed.
    It was obvious to people that it was a set up, given how quickly Shaheen mentioned some Sullivan County facts there is no way she would know off the top of her head.

    Pindell had to apologize to Brown in the situation room after the debate, on his Twitter account, and all day long here in NH.

    By the way, Brown SMOKED her last night (in spite of what Pindell did).

    We all in the Brown camp were so ****ing mad when it happened. I was like "Pindell's an asshole!!!"
    I had read where Brown had apprehensions leading up to this debate because of who was hosting it. Looks like Brown's intuition was point on.

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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I had read where Brown had apprehensions leading up to this debate because of who was hosting it. Looks like Brown's intuition was point on.
    It was obvious that they were trying to sabotage him and play into the hands of the nitwits using the "Carpetbagger" crap against him. It failed miserably. I got to shake Brown's hand last night. Nice firm handshake, and he's good looking fellow up close too.

    By the way, what was funny about the Carpetbagger thing is that Shaheen was so nervous that her Midwest accent was in overdrive, and Brown sounded like a New Englander.
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It was obvious that they were trying to sabotage him and play into the hands of the nitwits using the "Carpetbagger" crap against him. It failed miserably. I got to shake Brown's hand last night. Nice firm handshake, and he's good looking fellow up close too.

    By the way, what was funny about the Carpetbagger thing is that Shaheen was so nervous that her Midwest accent was in overdrive, and Brown sounded like a New Englander.

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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Always an excuse from GOPs when things don't go perfectly their way--who could have predicted this Palinesque whining ?
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Always an excuse from GOPs when things don't go perfectly their way--who could have predicted this Palinesque whining ?
    Doesn't matter what happens - someone will always be whining...
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    In Iowa, polls are close to a tie and early voting numbers look pretty good for Braley. Democratic support has slightly overperformed polls here in the past so I think that might push him ahead as well as the blowback Ernst is receiving in the local press for not responding to their requests for interviews.
    Ernst is indeed catching crap for not working with the local press, but in a way I don't blame her. It's not like she's going to get their nomination anyway, and she can better control her message if she does it herself. Newspapers and such have become so yesterday that I wonder how much effect that really has anymore.

    Braley's biggest failure, in my estimation, is that he has run an almost 100% negative campaign against Ernst, and almost nothing positive about himself. Negative ads work (regardless what most people say), but I think the depth of his negativity might have a negative effect on him.

    Ernst has run negative ads as well, but not nearly as much.

    Even with all that, I am still predicting a Braley win, albeit close.
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me to see Manchin switch parties before 2016. West Virginia is looking pretty red about now. I think we all know why. The coal industry has been devastated by Obama's EPA on steroids.
    Manchin's definitely one to keep an eye on. If he switches I don't think it'll be before 2016 though. He's spent a lot of time this election still campaigning for Democrats like Begich, Landrieu, Pryor, and Nunn. I'm sure he's noticed that even if Republicans take the senate this year, there's a good chance Democrats win it back in 2016 where only 2 Democratic seats really even have a chance of being competitive compared to potentially 10 of Republicans. No point switching to the majority and losing committee positions if there's a good chance they're just going to lose it in 2 years.

    In 2018 though, with his seat up and an even better field for Republicans than this year it wouldn't surprise me at all if he switches. Especially if that looks like another Republican midterm year.
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Doesn't matter what happens - someone will always be whining...
    Lame attempt to ignore substance when you can't trump it--for a woman, the Senate is most certainly about whether we get another Alito or a Sotomayor--knowing Ginsburg's days are numbered--another deadlock with McConnell giving us a 5-3 court .
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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Manchin's definitely one to keep an eye on. If he switches I don't think it'll be before 2016 though. He's spent a lot of time this election still campaigning for Democrats like Begich, Landrieu, Pryor, and Nunn. I'm sure he's noticed that even if Republicans take the senate this year, there's a good chance Democrats win it back in 2016 where only 2 Democratic seats really even have a chance of being competitive compared to potentially 10 of Republicans. No point switching to the majority and losing committee positions if there's a good chance they're just going to lose it in 2 years.

    In 2018 though, with his seat up and an even better field for Republicans than this year it wouldn't surprise me at all if he switches. Especially if that looks like another Republican midterm year.
    Anagram, for someone so young, you really impress me with your insight. Cheers!

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    Re: Who wins the senate?

    There should be a few close races but once this is all settled with a few run-off elections odds are Republicans will control the Senate, thus control the 114th Congress. Obama's last two years will be reduced to futher rhetoric, executive action, and fighting with Congress at every step.

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