A couple months
told Nick Confessore that I doubted the Democrats would be in much danger
of losing control of the Senate come early October. An article questioning
why Democrats weren't making more of an issue of that danger or why they
weren't trying to nationalize the election around fears of unfettered, one-party
control of the federal government, I told him, might fall on deaf ears.
Well, chalk one up for Nick Confessore.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not pessimistic about Democrats chances
of holding the Senate. But a number of factors -- the crisis over Iraq primarily,
but also a number of curveballs from left-field -- have really thrown the
And now Nick's new article -- which is the cover piece in the new issue of the Washington Monthly -- looks uncomfortably on target and relevant.