Sabatos Crystal Ball

Archive for July, 2007


Who will be "The King" and why you should be listening

, U.Va. Center for Politics

With political pundits and concerned citizens focusing on the 2008 presidential and congressional contests, the 2007 election season has been lost in the shuffle. But, there are three revealing governorships on the ballot this November (Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi), and at least one of them (Kentucky) may turn out to be significant. Even the two […]


Will Dems hold on to the slimmest of margins?

, U.Va. Center for Politics

As of yesterday, there were exactly 475 days left until Election Day 2008. Since the Crystal Ball‘s last Senate update, filed exactly 600 days before the election, there have been a number of interesting developments that merit mention. To begin with, there will now be a total of 34 seats on the ballot, instead of […]


How Should the GOP Go in '08--and in '07 on Iraq?

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Over the decades the Republican Party has secured a reputation as the orderly bunch in our (mainly) two-party system. Its members like to have a designated successor in the White House wings, someone who has worked his way up and deserves the nod. Let the Democrats roam the countryside looking for an antiestablishment maverick, under […]