Sabatos Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics October 8th, 2009


The Crystal Ball’s Tweets of the Week is a look back at the highlights of the past week in politics in snippets of 140 characters or less. To get this analysis as soon as news breaks, follow University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter by clicking here.

8:54 PM Oct 2nd: Olympics: I thought those pols from Chicago could at least count votes. This Mayor Daley is a pale shadow of his Dad. Daley Sr. could…

8:57 PM Oct 2nd: And which White House aides had the bright idea to squander some of Obama’s international prestige on this doomed wild goose chase?

9:04 PM Oct 2nd: NJ is deeply D Blue while VA is as Purple as mountains’ majesty. So as 11/3 approaches, reality for Ds and Rs is color-coded.

9:11 PM Oct 2nd: 30 days to go. The story line has changed several times in both NJ and VA. There’s time enough for plenty of outcome-shifting plot twists.

10:31 AM Oct 3rd: 90 yrs ago, America was in a constitutional crisis and didn’t know it. Pres. Woodrow Wilson had a massive stroke on 10/2/19 and couldn’t govern.

8:15 PM Oct 4th: How about an alternate question for Twitter. In addition to “What are you doing?”, let’s add: “What are you thinking?”

12:32 PM Oct 6th: Republicans just got the break they hoped for in DE SEN. Rep. Mike Castle (R) will run, challenging V-POTUS son Beau Biden (D).

2:33 PM Oct 6th: Warning to candidates: Never forget this day. In ’76 Gerald Ford lost a 4-yr term as POTUS because of his “Poland is free” debate remark.

6:30 PM October 6th: New Rasmussen poll in NJ GOV is just the latest to show a statistically tied race. Christie(R) has lost his once-robust lead over Corzine(D)