October 29, 2009


Rove Spins

The voting hasn't even begun, yet that didn't stop Karl Rove from declaring victory in next week's elections.

Writes Rove: "Tuesday's election will provide the most tangible evidence so far of how strong a backlash is building -- and just how frightened centrist Democrats should be of 2010. For Republicans, it looks as if hope and change are on the way."

But First Read notes Rove "should also know that the VA and NJ races don't always predict what's going to happen in the midterms. In 2005 -- right after Hurricane Katrina -- Democrats won both contests, an early sign of their success in 2006 (when they back control of Congress) and in 2008 (when they won the White House). Yet in 2001 -- right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- Democrats also won both races. But the next year, Republicans picked up seats in the House and Senate, and Bush won re-election in 2004."










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