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I am convinced that, even after the special election in Massachusetts, the Democrats have no idea how big the tidal wave will be in November. The Republicans need ten seats to take the Senate, and thirteen are in play . Maybe more. A tsunami is about to hit the incumbents.

Of course, the Republican-controlled Senate will promptly hand reelection to Obama in 2012, as he’ll have them to run against.

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