Of course, the GOP could also lose the 3 seats
Goofy Politico headline  [emphasis added]:
GOP could win 3 key Senate seats
The article is about how the GOP has to defend three new vacancies in 2010 because of retiring senators in Ohio, Missouri and Florida. According to Politico, the GOP "could win" all three races. Could they also lose all three races? You bet.
But Politico stresses the GOP may have already found three "top-tier" candidates to run in the three states. Who says they're top tier? GOP consultants.
Number of Republicans quoted in the article about how great the GOP candidates might be? 4
Number of Democrats quoted in the article about how great the GOP candidates might be? 1