Tweets of the Week


The Crystal Ball’s Tweets of the Week reviews the highlights of the past week in politics in 140 characters or less. To get this analysis as news breaks, follow University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter by clicking here.

4:42 AM Aug 6th: The left and right are the same, in flooding town meetings and being obnoxious. It’s OK when their side does it, wrong when the other side does.

4:44 AM Aug 6th: Passion can be a good thing in politics, but leaders must channel it, lest it degenerate into pure rudeness and nastiness.

10:47 AM Aug 7th: Currently, I’d say the best GOP can do in ’10 is +3 Senate seats net–but that means Dems still have 57. And Senate could be a total wash.

11:18 AM Aug 7th: Sen. Schumer (D-NY) cleared the path for Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY) and essentially controls her on key votes. Chuck is no longer in Hillary’s shadow, or anyone else’s.

12:09 PM Aug 8th: There is a breathtaking arrogance to Gov. Mark Sanford’s 8/7 call for a “zone of privacy”. His wife and kids deserve it. He is owed nothing.

12:15 PM Aug 8th: Sanford was a bad governor long before his scandal. He couldn’t get along with much of anyone. One of worst GOVs in recent history.

5:47 PM Aug 10th: The summer has been kind to both GOP candidates for GOV, and Chris Christie (NJ) and Bob McDonnell (VA) are now November favorites.

7:06 PM Aug 10th: If Dubya reemerges before 11/09, the GOP could suffer. But unlike Carter, Clinton and even his dad, Bush appears to have truly turned the page

7:43 PM Aug 11th: Just watched ABC, CBS, NBC evening news. All pointed out errors by Obama critics, only ABC’s Jake Tapper cited errors POTUS made at NH event.

8:40 PM Aug 11th: Amusing: Jeb Bush takes himself out of ‘race’ for open FL SEN seat. As though Crist would have picked him. Bush and Crist hate each other.

12:43 PM Aug 12th: The Deeds GOV campaign in VA, trailing badly in the polls, is being shaken up internally. Public announcements won’t reveal the full story.