Why only 9
by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 06:37:55 PM EST
Because of Lieberman. There's not a doubt in my mind, that if Republican's got 9 seats to bring it to a 50-48-2 tie, that Lieberman would be the 51st vote for the Republicans. He's already planning on it. Via TP:
HOST: Could you see yourself being a Republican or is that…
LIEBERMAN: It’s possible.
LIEBERMAN: Yeah, yeah. No, it’s possible. A good old-fashioned New England moderate Republican.
Who is surprised? Lieberman still thinks he could run as an Independent too, but that's only if the Republicans agree to not put anyone of note on the Republican line.