You know it’s a bad sign when one of the more accomplished and nuanced of the con artists in the political game has to throw in the towel for this year’s elections. That’s certainly what it sounded like when Nancy Pelosi set her sights on Democratic victories in the elections – the 2016 elections.
Via NBC News:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is sounding very optimistic about the upcoming elections – in 2016.
In a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Pelosi guaranteed that “there will be a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress.”
That was a reference – not to the looming 2014 midterms that could expand the GOP’s majority in the House – but to 2016.
After saying she thinks her party will do “okay,” Pelosi goes on to say that she knows “in two years there will be a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President.”
She laments however, that she’d “like it to be in two months.”
Watch Pelosi’s press conference …
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Pelosi has a reason to move the goal posts out to 2016. A Washington Post report indicates Republicans have over a 75% chance of reclaiming the Senate in this year’s elections.
All three major election forecasting models saw an uptick in the likelihood of Republicans winning the six seats they need to retake the Senate majority over the past week, movement largely due to the party’s strengthened chances in Alaska, Colorado and Iowa.
The most bullish model for Republicans is Washington Post’s Election Lab, which, as of Monday morning, gives the GOP a 76 percent chance of winning the majority. Leo, the New York Times model, pegs it at 67 percent while FiveThirtyEight shows Republicans with a 60 percent probability. A week ago, Election Lab gave Republicans a 65 percent chance of winning the majority, Leo put it a 55 percent and FiveThirtyEight had it just under 55 percent.
It’s no surprise Pelosi is looking past the 2014 elections knowing full well the Democrats are in for a shellacking.
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