Monday, August 24, 2009

Charlie Cook: Democrats 'Out of Control'

"Checking the 2010 election landscape, Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, writes in his most recent column that he can envision a scenario in which Democratic House losses could exceed 20 seats.

"These data confirm anecdotal evidence, and our own view, that the situation this summer has slipped completely out of control for President Obama and Congressional Democrats," Cook wrote.

"Today, The Cook Political Report's Congressional election model, based on individual races, is pointing toward a net Democratic loss of between six and 12 seats, but our sense, factoring in macro-political dynamics is that this is far too low," he continued.

"Many veteran Congressional election watchers, including Democratic ones, report an eerie sense of déjà vu, with a consensus forming that the chances of Democratic losses going higher than 20 seats is just as good as the chances of Democratic losses going lower than 20 seats," Cook, the political analyst for the National Journal Group added ominously. "

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