Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America wince at many of the final polls showing Democrats with the momentum in several key races. They also wonder why Republicans have not spent most of their time and money discussing the strength of the economy instead of more polarizing issues like the caravan. And they unload on Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson for mocking Texas GOP congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw for wearing an eye patch and saying, “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”

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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I assume the polls are wrong. In an era when Trump supporters or Republicans can be pulled from their cars and beaten on the roadside by antifa fascists, I think the “shy tory” effect has mutated into the “terrified tory”. It would not surprise me at all if republicans beat the opinion polls by 5 + points. 

    I think this is the only explanation of why the McSally and other races are even close. As you questioned in the podcast given the incendiary videos that have been carpet bombed on her opponent, how can there even be any signs of life in that camp? Its like democrats assumed the blue wave would push their candidates into office and didnt bother to vet them, or really plan a campaign template for incumbents.

    They’re taking Trump for granted, like in 2016, they’re running around thinking “How can this chump beat us, US!” and they’ll find out – again. They’re still Apollo Creed, even after taking the worst beating of their lives – they’re still claiming to be champions.

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    • November 5, 2018, at 2:42 PM PDT
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  2. Jim Wright Coolidge

    I’ve been mistakenly optimistic, and mistakenly pessimistic.

    I prefer to approach every election as though my candidates of choice are 5 points behind – behind but tight enough to close the gap.

    Always fight like the dickens until the last ballot is counted.

     

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    • November 5, 2018, at 3:00 PM PDT
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