Who Draws The Short Straw?

When the Missouri Senate race is still neck and neck next month, or into October, which national Republican outfit will suck it up and start putting money back into the race? The NRSC? The superpacs?

We’ll have a brief “discussion” of whether attack ads on Claire McCaskill count as support for Todd Akin, the man national Republicans have just denounced. But it won’t last long.

The high-minded denunciations will give way to the practical reality that control of the Senate could very well come down to the outcome in Missouri. Facts is facts.