Nationalizing the elections, though, and associating Cazayoux and Childers with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama can still work, he [Cole] said. ~Reid Wilson

Cole calls tying these candidates to national Democrats a “useful tool,” but how useful can it be if it doesn’t work?  Cole acknowledges that it is no substitute for an agenda, but then why on earth don’t they actually start pushing, well, an agenda?

Part of me really wants to pity Tom Cole, who took a thankless, hopeless job and will be rewarded for it by presiding over one of the worst blowouts of my lifetime.  Then I think better of it, and instead I find the grisly spectacle of an imploding GOP fairly entertaining.