The Old Bob Dylan line, “When you ain’t got nothin’, you got nothin’ to lose.”must have been roaming around conservative pundit David Frum’s skull in the last couple of days. Rarely does a partisan tell the leader (and Presidential Candidate) of his party, “the emperor has no clothes.”
I could pile up the poll numbers here, but frankly . . . it’s too depressing. You have to go back to the Watergate era to see numbers quite so horrible for the GOP.
McCain’s awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot. I spoke a little while ago to a senior Republican House member. “There is not a safe Republican seat in the country,” he warned. “I don’t mean that we’re going to lose all of them. But we could lose any of them.”
In the Senate, things look, if possible, even worse.
So Frum’s basic plan is to abandon the Presidential race, retreat and fight a Geurrilla War from a base of 41 Republican Senators. Take all the money you can out of advertising McCain and Palin and try to save a couple of Republican Senate Seats!
It boggles the mind.