The polls this morning look terrible for the Republicans. If the election were tomorrow, they’d lose both Houses of Congress with room to spare. Two perceptions are crowding out all the others:
1. The Republicans covered up what they knew about the predator Foley to keep power.
2. We’re not making progress--in fact, we’re losing ground--in Iraq and not facing up to that fact. The MSM is reinforcing both security concerns relentlessly. The election is not tomorrow. What can be done to make, for example, the "Security Moms" that Joe discusses below once again connect their children’s safety at home and in the world with voting Republican? And we have to be thinking both of short-term electoral strategy and long-term policy.