Sabato's Crystal Ball

Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics May 5th, 2011

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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.

1:12 p.m., April 29: Time to classify Excessive Anglophilia as a disease. Most TV anchors would be immediately hospitalized.
11:28 p.m., May 1: Most tweeps happy. A few are so bitterly anti-Obama they can’t even celebrate this triumph (4 POTUS & military). Grow up.
11:54 p.m., May 1: Now I have some loony-left tweeps worried about OBL’s “suffering” & our celebration of his death. Puh-leaze!
12:16 a.m., May 2: U.Va. students on steps of Rotunda singing national anthem. Wonder how many places are seeing similar scenes in USA? Plenty no doubt.
7:03 a.m., May 2: Who says students are apathetic? Last night suggests otherwise. Spontaneous college rallies all over nation.
11:26 p.m., May 2: Has there ever been less attention in the USA to a Canadian election? What if they gave an election and no one in the States followed it?
11:28 p.m., May 2: Results are dramatic. PM Stephen Harper (C) gets 1st majority ever, leftist NDP supplants Liberals as Opposition. Bet on Canadian $ to rise.
11:31 p.m., May 2: Man-on-street interviews reveal coming Obama dilemma. Bin Laden death has caused many Americans to push for quick Afghan pull-out.
2:32 p.m., May 3: Small gains for Obama job approval in 2 new polls, to 52% (CNN) & 56% (Pew/WaPo). Advance limited by party polarization, bad economy.
2:33 p.m.. May 3: Good measure of hard-core opposition to Obama: CNN poll shows 30% disapprove of POTUS on TERRORISM despite Bin Laden killing.
2:50 p.m., May 3: Oft-heard:”Glad OBL killed rather than arrested–no costly trial,long delays,showboating lawyers.” What does this say about our system?
10:59 p.m., May 3: Disgraceful: NBC entertainment div. continues to air Trump’s TV show after he claims to be running.Like Trump,they make up their own rules.
11:03 p.m., May 3: Couldn’t White House have taken time to get details right after OBL success? “Revised facts” only encourage conspiracy nuts.