They get all these crazy ideas in their heads, like not wanting to re-elect Blanche Lincoln.
...The Democrats’ problem, as some senior officials have mentioned, is that they are so darn captivated by substance, it never occurs to them to look out for their own political self-interest.
...Democratic House members who voted against health care are doing well in their re-election bids, while those who voted for it are getting clobbered.
As Nancy Pelosi put it at a $50,000-a-couple fund-raiser, “Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won’t disclose it — is pouring in.”
...Democrats were happy to benefit from millions of anonymous dollars in 2006, 2008 and today; that the spending by Rove’s group amounts to less than 1 percent of the total money spent on campaigns this year; that Democrats retain an overall spending advantage. Read more at www.nytimes.com