Rep. Tom Cole, the Moore Republican who is in charge of the Republican congressional campaign committee, just told reporters on a conference call that he doesn’t expect the GOP to lose as many seats as the worst-case scenarios projected. The losses won’t be in the high 20s or low 30s, he said.
“I don’t see the losses as catastrophic, let alone irreversible,” he said, adding that he thinks the worst days are behind his party.
He said he expects the Republicans, who lost the White House and seats in the House and Senate on Tuesday, will be “a loyal but principled opposition” in Washington. And he said he expects Democrats to “overreach” and for Republicans to pick up seats in 2010.
“They have the intiative now,” he said.
“If (the Democrats) really govern from the center … I think we can find some common ground and move ahead.”