Bleeding Heartland: Which Democratic pickups will shock us the most?
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
I wrote this piece primarily for readers outside Iowa, but since
Bleeding Heartland has some of those too, I'm posting it here as well
as at several national blogs. Growing up liberal during the Reagan
years taught me to go into elections expecting to be disappointed.
Watching high-ranking Democrats in Congress fail to challenge the
premise behind the dreadful and unnecessary proposed bailout of Wall
Street, I share thereisnospoon's concern that Democrats will snatch
defeat from the jaws of victory yet again. But looking at the polling
trends in the presidential race and in key Senate races, even a
pessimist like me has to admit that a big Democratic wave seems quite