ONE MORE PREDICTIONS POST. Is it too late for one more set of
dart-throwing educated guesses? As the resident contributor to TAP's Midterm Madness, I feel compelled to embarrass myself with as many wildly inaccurate predictions as my colleagues.
* House: Democrats +23
* Senate: Democrats +5 (wins in OH, PA, RI, MT, and MO; just short in VA, AZ, and TN)
* Governor: Democrats +7 (wins in NY, OH, MA, CO, AR, MN, and MD; just short in NV, ID, FL, and AK)
In terms of unexpected results, I think Idaho will surprise some people with just how well Democrats do today; Michigan's statewide races will not be as competitive as Republicans had hoped; and Rick Santorum, after a bitter farewell address, will announce tomorrow that he's joining Fox News, where he'll co-host a show with Bob Novak called, "If You're Different, You're Wrong." And if, by chance, Democrats fall short, I promise to write, "I will not get my hopes up" 100 times, Bart-like, on a chalkboard.