Wow: Charlie Cook moves Barney Frank’s seat from “likely Democratic” to “lean Democratic”

posted at 5:42 pm on October 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Remember, as of just a few weeks ago, this seat wasn’t even on the board. Then, for the first time in decades, MA-4 popped up in the “likely Democratic” column. And now, if you’ll pardon the pun, it’s moved a bit further to the right. I was thinking yesterday after I wrote that post about Bielat’s internal polling that maybe it wasn’t what it was cracked up to be: The topline number was conspicuously omitted (why would a pollster ever do that?) and the data was 10 days old (are the more recent numbers so grim that they had to leak stale ones?). In hindsight, I thought, they were probably trying to put the best face on an increasingly bad situation. But now here comes Cook with the best news I’ve heard all day — to the point where I wonder if, miracle of miracles, we might actually see this seat in the “toss up” column come Monday. My friends, the wave is upon us.

In fact, let’s bathe in it. Here’s the final ad of the campaign from the Republican Governors Association, which has been churning out Hollywood-quality GOTV spots for fully six months now. Larry Sabato’s final prediction for Tuesday calls for eight seats to flip in the Senate and 55 in the House, which would put the GOP slightly above its 1994 totals. Can we do better?

Remember November: The Final Act from Republican Governors Association on Vimeo.


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I wish Meg was doing better. And Carly. And Rossi. Losing those is going to be hard.

There are rumblings about Republicans taking back the West. I doubt that means the Coast. Why do my neighbors on the West side want to be slaves? I really don’t get it.

petunia on October 29, 2010 at 2:20 AM

The music in the video BTW is Two Steps from Hell: Heart of Courage

It’s what Chuck Norris listens to when he votes!

Yakko77 on October 29, 2010 at 6:38 AM

I have a good feeling about this election. I walked out of my polling place in 2008 with a sense of dread of the upcoming disaster. I was watching my country heading towards a cliff edge and not just heading towards it but accelerating. Can we as a nation hit the brakes in time? I’m not generally the praying sort but Dear God I hope so.

Yakko77 on October 29, 2010 at 7:03 AM

Kudos for Scott Brown showing up to rally for Charlie Baker and Sean Bielat. Three days before the election is a smart move since those people who voted for Scott Brown last January will remember him endorsing Charlie and Sean. Good luck guys.

KCinLV on October 29, 2010 at 9:57 PM