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January 27, 2010

Gov. Haley Barbour: Yup, GOP's Chances in 2010 Better Than in 1994

But, he adds, don't get cocky or overconfident.

I would add "stupid." The GOP tends to get bad cases of the stupids from time to time, and by "time to time," I mean of course "all the time."

“Nothing is automatic in politics. Things change. Everybody needs to just run hard, hard, and take nothing for granted,” Barbour told The Hill shortly after he spoke to the conference.

“But the environment today is better for Republicans in January of 2010 than it was in January of 1994,” he added.

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He avoided any predictions on whether the GOP could retake the House or Senate this November. But he said the party’s chances seem better than they were in 1994, the year Republicans took both chambers.

Barbour said recapturing the Senate would be harder than winning back the House “because the numbers are a little worse — but a month is a light-year in politics.”

Right... I know there is a down side to overconfidence, but personally I think there is a bigger upside in enthusiasm and belief in good outcomes.


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