Normally the October surprises are revealed by the minority Party in Congress in order to submarine the re-election efforts of the majority encumbents. It seems Democrats' loathing, in the person of John Kerry, of President Bush has submarined the minority efforts to capture Congressional power. Lurch's remarks about the GI's in Iraq not being smart have ignited a firestorm of criticism of Democrats in general. More importantly, it has handed to Republican incumbents that elusive defining election issue on a silver platter.
Every Republican encumbent in a close race should start and end every campaign speech until next Tuesday with this line...
"if you want to hear at least two more years of defeatist, insulting, anti-Americanism from guys like John Kerry the traitor, then vote for Democrats".
John Kerry may have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by single-handedly doing what Karl Rove only dreamed of doing...maintaining Republican control of both houses of Congress.
Hopefully it'll work out that way. Thanks Lurch.