While Mitt Romney continues to dash the hopes of all but the most stalwart conservatives, the Senate is slipping from Republicans' grasp, state by state, drip by drip. Nate Silver has the latest:
An unusually large number of Senate races remain competitive, meaning that a wide range of outcomes are still possible. Republicans have about a 10 percent chance of winning a net of at least six seats from Democrats, according to the forecast, which would give them control of at least 53 seats next year. However, there is also about a 20 percent chance that Democrats could actually gain Senate seats on balance, giving them at least 54. The only thing that seems completely assured is that neither party will control enough seats next year to hold a filibuster-proof majority.
But the odds of a favorable overall outcome for Democrats have increased in recent weeks. The forecast model now gives them a 70 percent chance of controlling the chamber, either by having at least 50 seats and the presidency, or 51 without it.
As Elizabeth Warren's odds get better, Todd Akin's are falling farther and farther short. Just yesterday his wife likened the GOP abandonment of her husband's candidacy to -- wait for it -- rape.
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So what is the one thing your aforementioned Senate campaign should probably never, ever, under any circumstances, say?Mrs. Todd Akin has the answer:
Lulli Akin said that efforts to push her husband out of the race threaten to replace elections “by the people and for the people” with “tyranny, a top-down approach.” She added, “Party bosses dictating who is allowed to advance through the party and make all the decisions—it’s just like 1776 in that way.”
She cited colonists who “rose up and said, ‘Not in my home, you don’t come and rape my daughters and my … wife. But that is where we are again.
Just one teeny tiny little question, Mrs. Akin: If Todd is being legitimately raped in his home just like the colonists in 1776, doesn't his body have a way of shutting that down?
Yeah. You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away...
Blue America can always use your help to send Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, and Bernie Sanders to the Senate in January of next year. In the meantime, vote. And get your friends to vote.