I keep hearing this about NJ, and I don't understand. I don't doubt it, but I just can't wrap my head around the idea that people in NJ just hate everyone in office, but still vote for them. Did they hate Kean, Sr?
I hear that Easley wants absolutely nothing to do with the legislature, on any level. He's never shown a real interest in national politics (he avoided Kerry/Edwards like the plague). Much as I'd like him to go for it, I don't think he will. Hell of a guy, though.
I get the impression he loves his job right now and feels like he's making a big difference. Great guy, but he lost to Richard effing Burr - who, by the way, should be near the top of our target list for 2010.
I think Schumer did a great job, but I will fault him this: I have never understood why he dumped the last minute money into AZ, rather than TN. We could have won that race, whereas AZ, while closer than expected, was still comfortable.
I was kind of hoping she'd be tempted by the Majority Leader post, but I guess she's crunched the numbers and figured now is her time. My guess is that this means Obama won't run. From what I've heard, the CW is that Obama would only consider getting in if HRC didn't run. Looks like John Edwards or Wes Clark will be the anti-Hillary.