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.
4:07 PM Mar 4th: 35 presidential swearing-ins held on March 4 from 1793 to 1933, Washington to FDR. Momentous, hopeful day in U.S. history.
12:04 PM Mar 5th: Ah, spring break. Finally a chance to catch up on writing, lecture plans, books unread. But I miss the little devils–too quiet here.
12:16 PM Mar 5th: Do u recall being a student & complaining about 2 much work? Is there 1 of u who wouldn’t gladly trade yr current load for college’s?
3:30 PM Mar 7th: David Vitter Senate Caucus loses charter member. Sen. John Ensign(R-NV) not running again.
3:45 PM Mar 7th: Of 8 SEN retires: 5D,3R. Rs hold AZ, TX, maybe NV. Ds lose ND, pressed in NM & VA (tho may win both). Net effect less than it looks.
7:58 PM Mar 7th: If Sarah Palin were running for POTUS, she’d more likely be found in the India Cafe in Iowa City than subcontinent India.
9:13 PM Mar 7th: Not to pick on Roemer, but if his mission is fighting corruption, doesn’t he have several lifetimes of work in his home state of LA?
9:15 PM Mar 7th: Pawlenty didn’t focus that much on social issues, stressing his GOV record on fiscal issues. Smart since the crowd is national on CSPAN.
9:25 PM Mar 7th: Santorum preaching to the choir, especially in IA. Never forget Pat Robertson beat incumb. VP & next POTUS GHW Bush in IA caucus in ’88.