October 18th, 2010
08:25 AM ET
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Preston on Politics: Election marathon is now a sprint

Washington (CNN) - With only 15 days remaining before Election Day 2010 and early voting already happening in several states, the midterm marathon is now a sprint as Democrats work frantically to establish a beachhead to protect their congressional majorities while Republicans hope voter anger over the economy propels them into power.

Democrats and Republicans agree on very little other than this: When the dust settles on the 2010 midterms, it's not "will Republicans pick up seats?" but "how many?" Will the GOP pick up the 39 seats needed for John Boehner to wrest the speaker's gavel out of Nancy Pelosi's hands?

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  1. stufit

    Listened to Obozo's desparation speech at Ohio State last nitght. It even smelled sweaty on the radio. When is the mainstream media going to hold him accountable for his lies? Everytime he opens his mouth he lies and yet the media does nothing. If this were Bush (of course Bush had more dignity and class than to allow himself to whine like that) the MSNBC's and CNN's would be all over him. Keith Olberman would have an hour special. But for some reason the MSM does not hold this corrupt, inept, incompetent, union toady responsible for anything he says or des.

    October 18, 2010 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  2. Annie, Atlanta

    Republicans hope we're angry enough to vote for them. Don't they realize that a lot of us out here realize that what we're going through that is making us angry is a direct result of 30 years of conservative policies, like tax cuts for the rich (trickling down to us in the form of jobs that never happened), deregulation so that their rich friends can get richer without any consequences for destroying our natural resources, deregulation of the financial industry that caused this current financial meltdown (and is still continuing because reform didn't go far enough). They're using fear and hate, thinking we're stupid. I'm not stupid, and resent being treated as such.

    October 18, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  3. guy from NM

    Maybe they will keep running until they disappear, then we can take care of this country, and take it away from the oligarchs

    October 18, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  4. Dave

    You think you're having problems? If Rand paul is voted into senate, if O'Donnell is voted into senate, if the woman who is
    trying to take Reid's seat in Nevada is voted to Senate, do you think your problems are going to get better? These are all
    extremist. If you think you are angry now, let these zealots get control of things like your social security and cut out
    everything the middle class stands for. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people to cut off their noses to
    spite their faces based on their prejudices and propaganda. None of these extremists is capable of finding jobs, only obstructing progress of the ones who are actually doing something. Harry Reid has done more for Nevada in its history.
    President Obama has done more in two years than the republicans messed up in eight. Before you follow ignorance over
    the cliff, you had better first of all VOTE democrats, secondly ask yourself at the polls are you voting your own interests
    or are you reversing the progress taking place by voting for people who have no answers at all. If not , only blame the
    person in the mirror.

    October 18, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |