Monday, December 24, 2007

Reid having a hard time recruiting candidates

Umm...what happened? I thought you might want to hear this in case you thought there would be a blow out in November and the Democrats would have super majority and be able to ram everything they want through the Congress and have it signed into law by their Democrat president:

According to leading Democrats, 2008 is supposed to be “their year.” Instead prominent Democrats in states once thought to be a chance for a Democrat pickup are abandoning their Senate hopes:

In Mississippi, Democrats received a crushing blow to their hopes of picking up retiring Senator Trent Lott’s seat when former Attorney General Mike Moore turned them down flatly.

In Nebraska, where retiring Senator Chuck Hagel’s seat is open, no serious Democrat has stepped forward to challenge popular former Governor Mike Johanns.

In Texas, self-funding attorney Mikal Watts walked away from Senate challenge against the strong conservative and well-respected Senator John Cornyn.

And, finally, State Auditor Crit Luallen — the candidate top Senate Democrats including Harry Reid were personally recruiting to run against Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell — in Kentucky has backed out of consideration.
Now, no one is claiming that there will be a Republican majority next year (if they claimed that, they would be foolish) but it looks like it's not going to be as big a trouncing as it could have been (and I admit it looked pretty bleak there for awhile).