Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday's wash

She says today, concerning the future of the GOP:
""Hopefully a lesson can be learned and we can move forward and make the party stronger and understand that there are many voices that make a party but we can all agree around core principles," Scozzafava told CNN."

Right--and I guess she thought the way to make the party "stronger" was to, at the end of the late NY-23 race, endorse the Democratic candidate and thus help him defeat the candidate for whom, in the end, the overwhelming majority of Republicans in her district voted.
Ms. Scozzafava's 15 minutes of fame are about up. Anonymity awaits her. It's where she belongs.

Wow--more validation for Rasmussen and more good news for Republicans, from a mainstream, respected polling organization:
"Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup's generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month."

Read the whole thing--the key is independents, who now favor Republicans in this poll by 20 points. Of course, for 2010, another key will be turnout. But you have the sense Republican voters are getting energized...

The Dallas Mavericks are now 5-2 on the season, as they beat Houston last night, racking up over 120 points for the 2nd straight game. What's impressive is that the Mavs had 5 players score in double figures, and played enough defense in the second half to go on a big run. Can the Mavs be a true contender in the Western conference this year?