Five days from now, the Wire's "2010 Elections" tag will be put to rest (perhaps to be replaced by "Congressional Gridlock 2011"). Until then, all eyes are on the prognosticators as they read the midterm tea leaves in one of the most memorable election cycles in recent history. Naturally, the best guesses are those that can be circulated in 140-character form.
Blogger Adam Bing identifies a plausible Time nominee
Time rushes to declare "Tea Party member" as Person of the Year. No need for the rest of the year to occur. #electionnightpredictions
"Top Tweets" regular Brian Beutler tips the Kentucky race to Rand Paul
Frustrated Jack Conway converts to Aqua Buddhism. #electionnightpredictions
Ex-Governor Jerry Brown gets a nod
Whitman loses CA gubernatorial bid, auctions leftover campaign merch on ebay. #electionnightpredictions
Evan Mcmorris-Santo wonders what will preoccupy the president
Obama goes golfing #electionnightpredictions
Pourmecoffee understands it's all about the anonymous shadowy cutouts
Corporations will naturally be excited after midterms, but are advised to follow regulations for a respectable period.
The Nation's Greg Mitchell weaves a painfully true quip into his prediction
My fearless forecast: Dems to lose "only" 40 House seats & 6 in Senate. Take it to the bank. But you know how reliable they are these days.
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