Sabato's Crystal Ball

Archive for December, 2005

O Frenzy of Frenzies!

Our National Fascination with Scandal...And How It Could Affect the 2006 Midterm Elections

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Your humble servant at the Crystal Ball is embarrassed but compelled to admit that he is drawn to political scandal as others are to pornography. Over the decades I have published several books devoted to the subject, with the lurid titles of Feeding Frenzy, Dirty Little Secrets, and Peepshow. Yes, part of the motivation was […]

The 2005 American Democracy Conference

Setting the Table: The 2005 Off Year Elections and the 2006 Midterm Elections

The Crystal Ball will return soon with updated commentary and analysis for next year’s 2006 midterm elections, as well as another look to the 2008 presidential contest. In the meantime, quench your thirst for perspicacious political ponderings and predictions by attending the 8th Annual American Democracy Conference, presented by the University of Virginia Center for […]