Actually, it's more like we handed over the keys to our car to a drunk driver who didn't even like us, and thought he was a beneficiary on our life insurance policy, and not only didn't notice for fifteen years but covered our ears when someone tried to tell us.
And then we wondered why we had been in so many near fatal accidents.
McCain has hired the Swift Boat crew and a bunch of the nastiest campaign operatives he could find including the ones who destroyed him in 2000. My bet is that he'll go after Rudy hammer and tongs, more so when he realizes he's losing ground.
There is so much dirt in Rudy's history he won't survive and the tough guy image will be turned around on him. Guaranteed. But that doesn't man McCain will then have a resurgence and rise to the front again. My thought is that Rudy and St. John will beat each other up so badly that a third candidate will arise from the mud and trump them both. I doubt it will be Romney, either. My guess right now is Huckabee, whom we have to watch out for in '08.
The ground game is all in this race. A good GOTV can be worth 2-3 percent. Lamont's backers are committed, passionate, organized and energized, the party machine and the unions. Joe's are paid hacks, students just in it for the money and dispirited Republicans. Draw you own conclusions.
It is not too early, in fact the time is now, to start to identify, promote, fund and encourage primary challengers to every Dem who voted in favor of this scandalous, un-American, fascist bill.
The most important race in this cycle may be in Connecticut. If Lamont unseats Lieberman perhaps other quisling Dems may get the message. Of what value will a Dem majority be if it is a majority of torture enablers and Constitution wreckers?
IF Dems think caving on an issue as important as this will work in their favor they are sorely mistaken, on every level.