60

In all likelihood, the Democrats will not hit 60 votes in the Senate (but come damn close, including possibly Liddy Dole’s seat). But if Sen. Obama wins, I don’t think they’ll really need to get all that way. Democrats will be at historical highs in the House and Senate, with a Democratic president. The country will have sent a serious message about a change in direction that is far stronger than the “capital” Bush spent in 2004-5. There will be enough Republican senators hanging on that they’ll know better than to stand in the way filibustering the agenda.