Sabato's Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics April 29th, 2010

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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.

3:20 PM Apr 22nd: Maybe May 6 election will come down to how much Brits want change after long Labour rule. But awful UK electoral system may muddy results.

3:23 PM Apr 22nd: Malapportioned UK gives Labor major unfair advantage. This from an American whose Electoral College puts popular-vote losers in White House!

9:51 PM Apr 22nd: It isn’t just the UK leaders’ TV debate, modeled on JFK-Nixon ’60, that makes us recall Richard Nixon today. Nixon died on 4/22/94, age 81.

9:03 PM Apr 26th: No accident that Dubya is releasing his book Nov 9th. GOP doesn’t want Bush admin controversies re-surfacing prior to Nov. 2nd elections.

9:05 PM Apr 26th: But what if Dems or press grab an early copy or two from a bookstore? Happens a lot. I’ll bet Bush’s publisher takes extra precautions.

7:19 AM Apr 27th: Crystal Ball has long had both IL SEN and DE SEN leaning to GOP’s Kirk & Castle. If Dems lose both Obama & Biden seats, there’s a headline.

8:28 AM Apr 27th: Not looking good for Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT). Could be first UT senator not to be renominated since New Deal foe William King (D) in 1940.

10:19 AM April 28th: Today kicks off our Golden Anniversaries Series. The Sixties are turning Fifty! Each yr, we’ll do multi-media on key events from 50 yrs ago

10:26 AM April 28th: It’s about the future, not just the past. How can we apply lessons learned then to today’s controversies? Answers are blowin’ in the wind.