Novak Suggests Democrats Can Win House, And With Allen’s Help, Possibly The Senate
How bad do things look for the Republicans this November?
Robert Novak is now predicting that Democrats have a good shot at regaining control of the House, and have a chance to also take back the Senate – thanks to none other than Sen. George Allen (R-VA).
The conservative pundit – no friend of the Democrats – made the predictions to Tim Russert of NBC’s Meet the Press today.
NOVAK: Well, if the election were held today, I can’t tell you what’s going to happen on Election Day, I would say that the Democrats will win 25 to 30 seats in the House. All they need is 12. I don’t think it’s — my hunch is they’re not going to be that bad, but that’s — they start, they start way ahead.
Regarding the Senate, Novak said it would be hard for Democrats to pick up the six seats needed to regain control. But then he said something that goes against spin from the conservative noise machine that only liberals care about questionably racist comments and the lame excuses later made by Allen.
NOVAK: It’s hard for them in the Senate to pick up the six seats. You can even count to five and not get to six, but Senator George Allen of Virginia is doing his best to try to, try to make that sixth seat viable for a Democratic win.