from RedState:

Whatever the outcome of the debate on the debt ceiling, one thing’s f’sure, the NEXT Senate will be a vastly different body. There are no guarantees..anything can happen, from a war in the Middle east, to an asteroid landing somewheres inside the Beltway.

But all things being equal, the GOP should take control of the Senate after 2012. They could gain from 5-10 seats, and possibly more.  But far more importantly, the next GOP caucus will be much more conservative. And articulate. And courageous.

for full article: http://www.redstate.com/gawken/2011/07/24/time-for-a-happy-diary-ponder-the-next-senate-with-a-conservative-gop-majority-and-a-new-majority-leader/