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April Madness: Can GOP Win Back the House in 2010?
|Last Edited||RP Apr 24, 2009 01:23pm|
|News Date||Friday, April 24, 2009 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Over the past couple of weeks, at least three Republicans - House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), former Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and campaign consultant Tony Marsh - have raised the possibility of the GOP winning back the House of Representatives next year. |
That idea is lunacy and ought to be put to rest immediately.
Yes, Republicans have plenty of opportunities in good districts following their loss of 53 House seats over the past two cycles. And yes, there are signs that the Republican hemorrhage has stopped and even possibly that the party's fortunes have begun to reverse course.
But there are no signs of a dramatic rebound for the party, and the chance of Republicans winning control of either chamber in the 2010 midterm elections is zero. Not "close to zero." Not "slight" or "small." Zero.