Despite the ‘grain of salt’ news that Lincoln Chafee’s internals show him doing very well against Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse, most Republican pundits I am talking to tonight at CNN’s blog party are pretty glum about their prospects.
One blogger here said that he thinks the reason Chafee’s numbers are strong is the power of political dynasties. He said “everyone who has known a Chafee, married a Chafee, employed a Chafee, or lobbied a Chafee is calling friends and family to vote.”
He thinks that there is a good chance that Chafee is outperforming the Republican field because of the power of his name.
Could be — will know in a couple of hours.
That said, it doesn’t change the likely outcome that the Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi will control one of the key helms of government.
Then the world changes.
— Steve Clemons