Aug 19 2010
Dick Morris has a great article out (H/T Reader Trent Telenko) noting how the Democrats are in such bad shape they need to decide, now, which congress critters to save because if they tried to save too many they could end up with even larger losses by spreading their money too thin:
Take Virginia, for example: Three House Democrats are facing tough re-election races there — and one is as good as gone. In Charlottesville, freshman Democrat Tom Perriello is running more than 20 points behind his GOP challenger, Robert Hurt. In Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Glenn Nye is slightly behind his Republican opponent, Scott Rigells. In the southwestern part of the state, longterm incumbent Rick Boucher still leads his GOP challenger, Morgan Griffith — but the Republican could well come on and win.
So where should the Dems put their money? They’ll probably need both the Perriello and Nye seats to keep their majority. But if they put funds there, they won’t have enough left to protect Boucher.
So do they endanger Boucher to try to protect Nye and Perriello, or fall back and make sure solider incumbents like Boucher win — even if it means virtually guaranteeing a loss of their majority by giving up on the Nye and Perriello seats?
It is a solid observation. The Democrats are going to lose the House, it is now just a question of by how much.
The GOP and its allies are on the offensive, building momentum and hammering the Democrats. If the conservatives can produce more of these excellent videos, outlining the difference between left and right, they will come into November very strongly.
Of course, if they promise to dismantle the nanny state. They will be unstoppable. For example: the DoD protects us (so it stays), whereas the EPA lectures us on CO2 (falsely) and prioritizes small, useless fish over the lives of human beings (so it gets gutted to the bare minimum).
Enjoy and share the videos. First one was found at Ace of Spades: