Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Midterm Election Prediction

Well, things aren't looking remotely rosy over in the States right now.  I've been saying for a while that there was some hope of the Democrats holding on to the House by the skin of their teeth, but that's looking increasingly unlikely.  Without having looked at any exit poll data just yet (voting hasn't been underway for too long in any case), I'm going to go for the Democrats/Independents keeping the Senate 53-47, and losing the House 216-219.

Let's see how badly we're fucked this time around...


Tomsk said...

That's quite optimistic compared to the 538 prediction. I predict the Republicans will take control of the House, the Senate, the electric company and all the railway stations. Anything better is a bonus then.

Anonymous said...

So the Republicans seems to have won the House but not the Senate so I think these quotes from the Wire sums it up:
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: It's 'cause when it came time for you to fuck me . . . you were very gentle.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: You damn right.
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: See, 'cause you could have hauled me out of the garage and just bent me over the hood of a radio car, and . . . no, you were, you were very gentle.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: I knew it was your first time. I wanted to make that shit special.
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: It was, man. It fucking was.

So we're fucked, but it at least we're more gentle fucked than expected.

SpaceSquid said...

Ah, The Wire. Is there anything it can't teach us?