That grand source for Liberal commentation – Human Events – predicts an imminent collapse of the Republican Party.
The angst cup runneth over.
Timothy P. Carney has a number of comments on what is going on, each followed by a point-form description of the carnage ahead.
1. An Electoral College landslide is in the offing, paired with Democratic tsunamis in congressional races.
2. Riding the wave triggered by the economic collapse, Sen. Barack Obama’s adept campaign, and Sen. John McCain’s hapless candidacy, Democrats will come close to 60 seats in the Senate, and perhaps cross that threshold. In the House, Republicans are retrenching, trying to prevent Democratic gains of 20 or more.
3. Republicans desperately need some sort of catalyst to turn things around. The GOP, however, has ceded economic and fiscal issues to the Democrats by embracing the bailout.
He goes on at great length to spell out the doom ahead.
Overview: The good news for McCain is this: The election is still 20 days away. The bad news is that none of the tacks he’s likely to take will carry him to victory.
The good news? The electoral college. Other than a few swing states where Obama leads:
Obama has significant poll leads in Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Virginia, and has pulled away in New Hampshire, Iowa, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
there is still hope in others:
In previously strong McCain states such as Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Nevada, and North Carolina, the race is now very tight.
Talking to a reluctant Republican here in NC tonight I can confirm one of them: she’s voting for Obama and thinks he’ll win the state.
Top Tier: The economic meltdown and John McCain’s struggles have dragged down poll numbers in all four of the top-tier Senate races. Democrats currently lead in each of these contests.
Second and Third Tier: Not only are the top-tier races looking worse for Republicans, a few second- or third-tier challengers have moved to within striking distance.
Oh, dear. Not the Senate! Well, thank god that the GOP can count on their stalwart fellows in the House to carry the torch!
Overview: The McCain/economy contagion is spreading to House GOP candidates – both incumbents and challengers.
Oh well, at least the comments on the article are full of vigorous rightwing support:
DOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) ” The campaign of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said the Alaska governor was unaware of a visit by Russian energy officials to Anchorage on Monday.
There may not be a Christmas this year for Human Events. Have to send the Novak crowd a condolence card and some nice flowers. Maybe some for Mr. Armstrong as well.