Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted Tuesday that Barack Obama will win more than 300 Electoral College votes when voters go to the polls in two weeks.
I think this is one of those rare tectonic plate elections where the deep plates beneath our politics move. I think it's changing things not just for an election cycle but, perhaps, for a generation, Schumer, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman, said during an appearance at the National Press Club.
The tectonic plates are changing, and it serves us well. And I think it will mean that Barack Obama and I said this six months ago, before the financial crisis, I said it publicly will get more than 300 electoral votes. And I think it helps us in the Senate in a very significant way.
Schumer, appearing with GOP counterpart Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, said he expects an Obama win to come with coattails, but would not go as far as to forecast that the Democrats will have 60 seats when the Senate convenes next year.snip