Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Happy Hump Day!

Less than a week now until what may prove to be a wave mid-term election, and the legacy media is shocked – shocked, I tell you! – to find the GOP is widening their leads in several key races.  Excerpt:

Over the past several weeks, a dozen stories or more have painted the Colorado race between Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall for the U.S. Senate seat there as neck-and-neck. CNN and the mainstream newspapers have repeatedly said the race is too close to call.
But as FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten tweeted at last week’s end, “There hasn’t been a live interview non-partisan sponsored poll showing Udall leading in Colorado in 6 weeks.” In fact, RealClearPolitics.com, which keeps track of all polls, said, “Gardner has now led in every poll but one since mid-September. His lead is likely ‘real’; Udall probably needs a late break or for the polls to be simply incorrect to pull this out.”

Polls are what pols are, but Udall has run a lousy campaign and will probably lose.  At this late date, it looks like Governor Hickenlooper will survive by the skin of his teeth, but the recent polls are still within the margin of error and Colorado Republicans have a huge enthusiasm gap.

So, what’s different between 2010 and 2014?

Excellent!
Excellent!

Well, in 2010, the GOP lost two Senate seats they probably should have picked up, and that was because they chose crappy candidates – yes, I’m talking about Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, both of whom were poor candidates and the latter of which frankly came off as a nut.

There seems to be much more discipline and continuity among GOP Senate candidates this year.  Has the GOP figured out that, to govern, you first have to win?

Stranger things have happened.  We’ll find out in six days.