Kristol Thinks GOP Could Lose the House

With the Romney campaign resembling a circus and Obama’s reelection prospects surging, some poll analysts and pundits are saying that something that was unthinkable a few months ago — the Democrats retaking control of the House — is now within the realm of possibility. Even Bill Kristol is saying so now:

In other words, IF the polls are right, and IF nothing much changes over the remaining six weeks, the House could well be in play. Maybe things will move in a Republican direction. Or maybe Republicans will hold on in an even popular vote election with the help of incumbency advantages and post-2010 redistricting. But it’s also possible that an Obama +3 victory on Election Day would drag the Democrats to an edge in the congressional vote—and control of the House. In any case, based on current polling, I don’t think one can say that it’s now out of the question that we could wake up on the morning of November 7 to the prospect of … Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Unfortunately for the Democrats, Kristol has an almost perfect record of being wrong on every prediction he makes.

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  • TGAP Dad

    My favorite from “William the Bloody” was the one where he would be surprised if, within a year of the Iraq invasion, the Iraqis hadn’t built a statue honoring Gee Dubya for liberating them.

  • naturalcynic

    Unfortunately for the Democrats, Kristol has an almost perfect record of being wrong on every prediction he makes.

    It cannot be a jinx yet. He did hedge a lot.

  • dogmeat

    Unfortunately for the Democrats, Kristol has an almost perfect record of being wrong on every prediction he makes.

    That’s pretty much what I was thinking when I read the headline…

    “Shit, Kristol is always wrong, there goes any chance of the Republicans losing the house…”

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Yes, but if Dick Morris* guarantees a Republican House landslide it would cancel out Kristol’s mojo.

    * He who guaranteed a Hillary v. Condi presidential contest in 2008.

  • http://rationaldreaming.com tacitus

    One time…

    From his mouth to the Spaghetti Monster’s ear…

  • Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven

    You mean starting in 2013 we could actually GET SOMETHING DONE? :D

  • observer

    Azkyroth @#6,

    Even in the best case scenario, Rebuplicans will have enough Senate seats to control the filibuster. So, sadly, there’s a very good chance we won’t actually get something done.

  • Pieter B, FCD

    Let’s just hope that the blind pig/stopped clock metaphors apply in this case.


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