Let’s play a game of Guess That Pundit! OK, here’s the start of the column:
Forget conventional wisdom: Republicans have a real shot at taking control of the Senate, as well as the House, in the U.S. midterm elections.
“This is going to be a massive election like 1974, except it will happen to the Democrats this time,” says Bill McInturff, a leading Republican pollster, alluding to the Democratic landslide more than three-and-a-half decades ago. “The Senate is in play.”
No fair peeking. Who could it be? George Will? No, doesn’t read “clever” enough. Could it be Charles Krauthammer? Hmm — clean language, but lacking force. Maybe Thomas Sowell? Nah, doesn’t have a philosophical angle.
So which rightwing nutcase could possibly think that the Senate is in play?