September 27, 2006

KARL KNOWS WHAT WE DON'T:

The Washington Times on GOP Optimism (Jay Cost, 25 Sep 2006, RCP)

The Washington Times offered an article today about improving GOP prospects that, to me anyway, seemed long on conclusions and short on evidence...
The Times is certainly a right-leaning paper. But right-leaning news outlets, beyond talk radio at least, do not seem to me to be historically guilty of being pollyannaish about the Republicans (I think the left-leaning ones like The New York Times are typically pollannaish about Democratic prospects, which in turn actually damages Democratic prospects). So -- the Times is clearly picking up on a vibe that the GOP elites seem to feel, but do not really justify it well at all. This means one of either two things (or possibly a mixture of both): (a) there is no justification to the vibe, and modified GOP expectations will yield disappointment on November 8; (b) there is some justification to the vibe, but the data that is driving this expectation is not yet publicly available.
I don't know about you all, but I'm putting my money on Rove.

Posted by Pepys at September 27, 2006 12:01 PM
Comments

Two rovebots reporting for duty here.

Posted by: erp at September 27, 2006 6:28 PM

Two Rovebots plus one Second Amendment activist.

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 27, 2006 8:39 PM
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