Monday, November 06, 2006

Cancel the Panic

Two new polls show Dems up by 13 (FOX) and up by 20 (CNN) on the generic congressional ballot.

Did voters have a sudden loss of nerve?

Meanwhile, the J-I is reporting that Democrats in Connecicut may get veto override power if they can pick up a couple of seats in the House and hang on in the Senate.

If that happens, Jim Amann will essentially run Connecticut.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

GC said: "If that happens, Jim Amann will essentially run Connecticut."

I can think of no better reason to vote for Republicans running for the state legislature!

ken krayeske said...

Remember that some of those Dems - like Waterbury stalwart Jeff Berger - might jump ship on an attempted veto override.

I don't know that Joan Hartley can be counted on as a solid Dem vote in the Senate, either.

So I would say the Dems might have to add a few more than necessary for Jim Amman to be king of CT.

A veto override might not be such a bad thing, all things considered.

cgg said...

Well that was certainly short lived. :)

Anonymous said...

Ken,

Do you really think that a committee chair (Berger) would do something like that? You are mis-informed sir.

Anonymous said...

Wow,

I just added the IQ of Rell and Amann and the sum was almost 100.

I just called a realtor.Time to go.

CT Bob said...

Jim's days are numbered. Be patient.

Anonymous said...

Amman sounds like a Nancy Pelosi-wannabe already. All hail the wonders and benefits of one-party rule.

Anonymous said...

Amann for Governor!!!

Anonymous said...

This Administration can't move a moth-balled Aircraft Carrier without getting it stuck in the mud. If the Democrats can sweep this election, they'll never be able to win.

Grumpy said...

If that happens, Jim Amann will essentially run Connecticut."


Oh great. Now I'm really not going to get any sleep tonight. Thanks GC. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

The Dems would only have a veto proof margin on paper. There are many very conservative Dems and only one liberal Republican.

Janet said...

If that happens, Jim Amann will essentially run Connecticut.

That's stretching it. While they technically would hold a veto-proof margin, the odds of getting over 100 people to agree to override a veto is very slim. Especially because the House Democratic caucus is pretty diverse and filled with members from all backrounds.

Anonymous said...

That would require Jim Amman to round up 101 votes on a given bill. Good luck with that.

Veto proof margin in the house means nothing. It would have to be so much more than 2/3rds. There are too many House members who march to the beat of their own drummers.

There are a bunch of them who march to the beat of crazy drummers.

MikeCT said...

One good thing about Amann - and the reason he was elected Speaker - is that he is not dictatorial, unlike his predecessor. He may not be the brightest bulb, and he may often put his foot in his mouth, but he does not order the caucus around.

Anonymous said...

When has the Governor veto'd anything?

Non issue.

Anonymous said...

The governor vetoed the contracting reform bill a couple of times.

dana b said...

The governor threatened a veto of any gay marriage bill, and the legislature didn't have the votes to override it. So we got civil unions instead. An insult to civil rights. My partner and I can jump over a broomstick and call it marriage, but nobody else will. That's why I'm voting against Jodi Rell and for John Destefano. That same reason is tipping a lot of my gay friends toward Destefano too. Something to think about for all those politicians thinking they are voting the safe way by voting against full civil rights for LGBT folks. Things will change, though it will take years. History will not be kind to the foot-draggers.