Sabato's Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics August 6th, 2009

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The Crystal Ball’s new feature, Tweets of the Week, showcases some highlights from the past week in politics. Read more analysis from University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter here.


11:22 PM Jul 30th: Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) of prostitution fame on 7/29: “I’m on the side of getting back to core conservative values. We strayed from them.”

11:23 PM Jul 30th: I’d feel much better about Vitter if I thought he said these things with at least a slight sense of irony or introspection.

2:44 PM Jul 31st: Good fundraising idea in tough times, courtesy of the White House: Invite all your friends to lunch at your place, then charge each guest.

1:34 PM Aug 3rd: Rep. Joe Sestak (D) jumps into PA SEN 8/4. Ignore early polls. His primary race against Sen. Arlen Specter (x-R, D) will be a barnburner.

8:12 PM Aug 3rd: America is in a deep money hole. A spendthrift bipartisan bash over 3 decades has produced a massive hangover. All must sober up, share in pain.

8:22 PM Aug 3rd: Obama poll numbers and questions about healthcare and other policies have begun to feed ‘time for a change’ dynamic. Good news for NJ and VA GOP.

9:00 PM Aug 3rd: New PPP poll shows 41 percent of VA GOP think Obama was born outside USA, only 32 percent say he’s a legit POTUS. Absolutely disgraceful.

9:03 PM Aug 3rd: McDonnell(R) will lead Deeds(D) in poll, but if McDonnell loses in Nov, one reason will be fear that GOP is too far right, e.g., ‘birthers’.

12:00 PM Aug 4th: Losing focuses the mind and body. Winning engenders complacency. There is no such thing as entitlement in politics, even for incumbents.

12:08 PM Aug 4th: 30 yrs ago, with suburbs burgeoning across USA, I postulated the “suburban cocktail party theory of politics”. What is that, you say?

12:10 PM Aug 4th: Definition: The candidate most likely to win is the one most likely to be invited to the average suburbanite’s next cocktail party.