Since I slept through the talk shows I only now caught that Senator Don Nickles has called on the GOP to have an election for new leader. This is the story from theWashington Post. This is good news, and it surely means that Lott will not survive, especially if he doesn’t have Bush’s support, which he doesn’t. It is all over for him, in my opinion. What I’m guessing should happen is that over the next few days/weeks, it will become clear to Lott that he will not survive and therefore will resign, as a matter of (Southern) honor, rather than allowing for a vote. That’s what should happen. And Nickles just might be elected as leader as a result of his early and proper stance.