Line of Day, Wishful Thinking Edition

“I believe Democrats are going to hold onto the House.”–Rep. Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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  1. I saw that.

    Of course, Karl Rove said the same thing in 2006:

    To be honest, you can’t expect these guys to get on television the Sunday before Election Day and say “Yea Chris, we are going to get our butts kicked on Tuesday.”

  2. Quite true.