Despite the widespread view that Democrats are headed for a drubbing on November 2, Kaine told host David Gregory, "We believe we're going to hold onto both houses." Kaine said, "They [Republicans] have a political and partisan agenda, which they've had from day one. We're the problem solvers trying to get this nation going after a lost decade that they've created."
Barbour told Gregory, "[T]here's no question that this midterm election is a referendum on Obama's policies." Americans, Barbour said "will vote, in my opinion, to repudiate these policies." "[W]hat I see is that we've just gone through, in the last nearly two years, the biggest lurch to the left in American political history," Barbour said. Asked whether he might challenge Obama in 2012, Barbour said, "I haven't given it any thought. After this election's over, we'll sit down and see if there's anything to think about." [transcript]
|As chairman of the Republican
Governor's Association, Barbour is hoping for a big night on November
2. Observers are wondering if he has White House ambitions.
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