Turning Red States Blue
Two afternoon bites:Virginia: For the second year in a row, the Democrat giving the response to the State of the Union will be a Virginia politician (last year was Governor Tim Kaine and this year, it was just announced, will be Senator Jim Webb). Similar to holding the 2008 Convention in Denver, this serves as an important geo-political symbol. And, hopefully, it will help convince John Warner that we will commit the resources and political capital necessary to defeat him if he doesn't just retire.
Oklahoma: One Senator I hope does not retire is global-warming-denier Jim Inhofe. I think he would be easier to challenge than former Governor Frank Keating:
He said Tuesday that if U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., decided not to seek another term in office, he would contemplate running for the U.S. Senate.Vote Inhofe in 2008 and he'll make sure it's sunny and warm all winter long!
"I would encourage Senator Inhofe to run," Keating said. "If he were not to run, certainly I would consider it."