Last night I had dinner with a leading Republican pollster who is in the field for about twenty House races around the country. He told me that if the midterm elections were held today, the Dems would pick up 30 seats in the House.
Some of this is Foley/Hastert; some of it’s Iraq; and some of it’s just general discontent with the Washington status quo.
Lower gas prices and the Goldilocks economy should be positives, but that bullish message is being blocked by the Foley/Hastert mess, Iraq, Bob Woodward's book and so forth.
My dinner companion thought the GOP could hold the Senate - but it may be close.
With all this in mind, everyone should read the AP story entitled “Pelosi says she would drain GOP ‘Swamp’.”
The handwriting may be in the wall.