Sabato's Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics June 17th, 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.

4:07 PM Jun 10th: At UVA, we commemorate 70th anniversary of FDR’s famous “Stab-in-the-back” speech here, 6/10/40. Moved USA closer to WWII entry.

8:14 AM Jun 14th: Why would any R bother to booby-trap SC’s D Senate primary when Sen. Jim DeMint (R) was assured reelection against any D? Makes no sense.

8:17 AM Jun 14th: Maybe force of habit? Watergate wasn’t necessary in ’72. Palmetto State’s new motto: “The Nation’s Dirtiest Politics”. Take that, Chicago!

9:16 AM Jun 15th: Blumenthal(D-CT) & Kirk(R-IL) have new, outrageous company on the war front. http://onion.com/9BgThv

11:42 PM Jun 15th: In the age of multi-platform instant analysis, everything possible is said about an Oval Office address inside an hour.

11:45 PM Jun 15th: This wasn’t one for the ages. Few are. A smile is just a smile & a speech is just a speech. Same problems await as Oval turns to sitcoms.