by corph, Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 09:42:13 AM EDT
We've seen what's been happening over the past couple of days. As the gap continues to widen between Obama and McCain, cable news blabbermouths (even the otherwise impressive and insightful Chuck Todd) have compromised their objectivity tweaking the electoral maps to make the battlegrounds look more competitive than they really are. Clinton-Dole like races are bad for ratings. What should be more relevant, however, is how the Senate races correlate with the presidential numbers.
Democrats currently hold 50 seats + Lieberman in the Senate (I'm counting Bernie Sanders as a Dem because he's a better Dem than many nominal Dems).