Monday, January 25, 2010

The 60th Vote

If you are a panic stricken Democrats ready to commit hara kiri because the magic 60th vote was lost in Masachusetts, it might be useful to remember that before the 2008 election the notion that the Dems would come close to a 60-40 majority in the Senate in the foreseeable future was a pipe dream.

Every close contest, and there were several, had to be won by a Democrat.

Arlen Spector needed to change parties.

Al Franken needed to win at the polls and in the courts.

I remember thinking on election night that 56 or 57 would be a landslide. How quickly we forget.

So pick yourself up. Dust yourself off. And get to work.


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