Another One Bites the Dust
Yet another heavily Republican Congressional District, this one in Mississippi of all places, is won by a Democrat, thanks to very heavy turnout in a special election. Meanwhile, Obama's polling lead over McCain continues to expand. A look at the cross-tabs shows heavy Democratic advantages on nearly all issues, with the notable exception of "combating terrorism." Obviously, it's still WAY too early to draw too many conclusions from this, but it's probably safe to say that the GOP is at the very least looking at a serious drubbing at the Congressional level. And if, as opined by Robert Novak(!), the trend on the Political Christian Right is seeing an Obama Presidency as an inevitability, that could flatten the last tire on the Straight Talk Express. Don't let it go to your head, Barack; the Christianists also consider you in the nature of a Biblical plague.