Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democrats will exceed expectations. …Heh. Maybe they will.


Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the strength of individual candidates will help her party outperform expectations in the upcoming midterms.

“Pundits are wildly misinterpreting or over interpreting,” the Florida Democrat said, specifically responding to a projection published by the Washington Post that gives Republicans an 86 percent chance of taking control of the Senate.

“Models don’t elect candidates. Voters do,” she said, speaking at a Thursday morning event organized by centrist Democratic think tank Third Way.


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee moved Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota to its Frontline program — a reflection of growing concern over his re-election prospects.

The Frontline program is for House Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents.

Nolan’s opponent for Minnesota’s 8th District is GOP businessman Stewart Mills. The move came after second-quarter campaign fundraising reports revealed that Mills raised more money than Nolan in April, May and June.

…You know, I hear that voters elect candidates.  Even in places like MN-08, apparently.

Via Instapundit, who is also quietly amused at the thought that, hey, the Democrats may indeed exceed expectations this year.  Considering that said expectations are on the floor, well…

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: It needs hardly be said, but: Stewart Mills for MN-08.

14 thoughts on “Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democrats will exceed expectations. …Heh. Maybe they will.”

  1. If Republicans continue to try to alienate their base, then her prediction might come true. The Republican Establishment often has the scary tendency to steal defeat from the jaws of victory.

    We also need to be on the lookout for shannigans at the voting booth.

    1. While the gutless turds of the D.C. wing of the GOP appear dead set on nominating the worst possible candidates .. I mean, Cochran? Seriously? .. they are showing a *little* more intellect this go’round and are holding the “civil war” in “safe” districts.
      No way Mississippi goes blue, eh?

  2. I’m reminded of Fred and George Weasley, who argued that they should get an Exceeds Expectations just for showing up to an exam.

  3. “Centrist dimokrats” h hA Ha Ha Ha hA”………. Gota be kiddin’ us!!!!! Ha Ha ha ha Ha Ha……

    Ain’t. No. Such. Thing. !!!!!!!!!!!11venty!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Yeah, puts having Sanford Bishop as my ‘representative’ in perspective….. somebody else is further down the $#!*-hole than I am….

          1. @acat Not enough of the regular. I only had two cups today, and I reheated the second one a dozen times and I still have half of it……

  4. Florida’s 23rd Congressional district votes 80 percent Democrat, so it looks like Debbie will be the gift that keeps on giving for a long time to come. Heaven forbid that the DNC get someone competent as its chaircreature!

    1. Sufficient levels of screwing up can cause resignations, successful primary challenges, and general election losses even for Democrats in otherwise completely non-competitive districts. Sadly, that doesn’t happen often, but it does some times.

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