Monday, May 23, 2005

Where the Nuclear Option Stands

With a little over 24 hours before the nuclear option is detonated, a quick run down on where we stand.

Basically, we are exactly where we where on Friday or even a week ago. The vote tally is unclear, but appears to slightly favor Frist and the GOP. Moderate, traditionalist and maverick Republicans continue to make some noise about a compromise, but prospects don't look good. So the continuing question, as it has been for months now, is can the GOP can get 50 votes.

A little later today I will look at the three key GOP swing blocks and what they might do tomorrow.