Sabatos Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics October 15th, 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.

11:57 AM Oct 9th: My own take on the Obama Nobel Prize–balanced equally between the good and the bad:

12:00 PM Oct 9th: Obama is being nominated for lots of other things today: the Heisman, Cy Young, MacArthur genius grant, Pulitzer, several more Oscars, etc.

12:11 PM Oct 9th: Republicans have a legitimate beef about Nobel Peace Prize committee. Gore, Carter, now Obama…there’s a pattern here any idiot can see.

1:24 PM Oct 11th: After 3 days it’s obvious that the Nobel Prize has backfired on POTUS. His opponents are enraged. His supporters admit award was premature.

1:26 PM Oct 11th: I’ve always thought politics and physics were alike in this Newtonian law: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

1:31 PM Oct 11th: Beware Norwegians bearing gifts.

8:01 PM Oct 12th: Watched VA GOV debate. Let’s just put it this way: I saw nothing that would change the direction of this election.

8:05 PM Oct 12th: I’ve been at this a long time. What candidates say in debates and what they do in office are two different things.

8:07 PM Oct 12th: Economic/fiscal conditions will be rotten for at least the first half of the next GOV’s term. They can’t do a fraction of what they propose.