Biden: GOP Wins in 2010 Would Mean End to Hopenchange
Joe Biden says if the GOP takes back the US House in 2010 it would be the end of hopenchange.
We can only hope.
Its not like we can take much more of this.
The Hill reported:
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday said if Republicans succeed in winning back the House in 2010, it would be the “end of the road” for the White House’s agenda.
At a fundraiser for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Biden said the prospects for change rest with about 35 Democrats who sit in districts Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won in the 2008 election. It is those seats, Biden said, that are the GOP’s leading targets.
“They’re going to put their chips on movement in the 35 seats in the House that have been traditionally Republican districts and trying to take them back,” Biden said, according to a pool report of the event.
“If they take [those seats] back, this is the end of the road for what Barack and I are trying to do,” Biden said, referring to President Obama. “This is their one shot. If they don’t break the back of our effort in this upcoming election, you’re going to see the things we said we’re for, happen.”
Democratic members of Congress hold 49 districts that McCain won in 2008, including three in Arizona. Giffords’ district and that of Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) gave McCain 52 percent of the vote; Rep. Anne Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) won despite McCain taking 54 percent of the vote in her largely rural First District.
Republicans would have to win back 41 seats to secure 218 total, enough to wrest the speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).