The big discussion in Washington is whether the Democrats can somehow get to a filibuster proof 60 votes in the Senate. If Saxby Chambliss and Norm Coleman both lose, the Democrats will be there and that will be huge. But either way, even if the Democrats stay stuck on 58, they should have their eyes set on those moderate Republicans.
If I’m Barack Obama, I have a straight laser beam on two Senators: Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. Those moderate GOP women have a track record of siding with Democrats before. You think “Rahmbo” won’t have both their cell numbers on speed dial? For that matter, throw in Richard Lugar, George Voinivich and a few other moderates. If I’m Obama, I would take them out to dinner every week!
More on the impact of Snowe and Collinshere.