In 1994 the GOP won both the House and Senate and Dick Morris promptly got Bill Clinton to triangulate. A similar win this year would open up a similar possibility for Obama. Even without the triangulation, his minions in the media could blame everything bad that happens on the potential Republican Congress, giving Obama an opportunity to win reelection in 2012. So what would be the best outcome? I would say the Republicans getting to about 47 or 49. Don’t wish for 50, because a phony “Blue Dog” might use the opportunity to switch parties.
- Will 2010 Be A Repeat of 1994? (newageofpolitics.com)
- RNC Chair: GOP Can’t Win Back Congress (blogs.abcnews.com)
- CT-Sen Campaign Memos: Simmons “Can Win”, Dems Rally Behind Blumenthal (dailykos.com)