Tweets of the Week


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

4:57 PM Feb 4th: No More Mr. Nice Guy. I’ve tweeted sweetly on snow. I see how much students enjoy it. Now with 1-2 ft more on way, I say: To hell w/winter!

5:00 PM Feb 4th: Just fought my way thru grocery store. Milk & bread long gone. Enuf buying for nuclear winter. What we all really needed was free Prozac.

5:01 PM Feb 4th: This giant mess is either Bush’s fault or Obama’s. I am trying to decide.

6:30 PM Feb 4th: Who had the oppo file ready on Dan Coats(R-IN-SEN)? Was it Bayh or DSCC or…? Attacks on Coats have gotten his effort off to a bad start.

6:32 PM Feb 4th: Coats ‘roll-out’ is classic example of solid, timely opposition research having a real impact. Good case study for college campaign courses.

6:35 PM Feb 4th: Thx to oppo, Dan Coats–mainly forgotten even in IN–has been defined as a lobbyist who’s voted for years in VA & worked for sleazy clients.

9:32 PM Feb 9th: The Bush family is seeking revenge on two GOP Governors this year: Charlie Crist (FL) and Rick Perry (TX). Looks like they’ll bat .500.

9:38 PM Feb 9th: Poll Split: People still like Obama personally (high favorables). About half give thumbs up on job approval. But big POTUS policies? No go.

9:45 PM Feb 9th: Feeding Frenzy Alert: Unsubstantiated rumors about Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) have reached print in too many places to count.

9:49 PM Feb 9th: It was wrong in the old days for the press to withhold what they knew about pols. It’s equally wrong today to publish gossip without proof.