Our Long National Nightmare Is Over (?)
I'm sitting at my computer at 1:32 am, considerably later than I've been awake at any time in the past three months. This is a good night. Looks like I lowballed the Dem pickups in the House: it's going to be 30-35. And in the Senate, Democrats have taken Republican seats in Rhode Island (what a putz Lincoln Chafee must feel for not jumping ship with Jim Jeffords), Ohio, and Pennsylvania (Senator Frothy Mixture gets wiped out). Tennessee stays Republican, thanks to a blatantly racist ad blitz directed at Harold Ford in the last three weeks. Three seats to go: Missouri, Montana, and Virginia. Right now, it looks like the Democrats are in a position to win all three.