Just had an email from RedState.com. It may give you an idea of where the Repubicans’ heads are at right now (my emphasis):
I’ve heard from many of you who share our concerns that November 4, 2008 has the potential to not be a very good night for Republicans.
The race at the head of the ticket is anyone’s call at this point, but there are a number of House and Senate races out there in which we are quite likely to succeed.
These are races in which contributions from real people–not lobbyists or professional “bundlers”–can make a real difference.
In the Senate, four incumbant Republicans are fighting close re-election fights. I don’t have to tell you that if the Democrats get to sixty seats, we will have a hard time stopping their left-wing agenda.
In the House, there are six Republicans who each have a very good chance of beating a Democrat incumbent or holding an open seat that an incumbent Republican is leaving.
You can see a full list of races to consider here. Your help can make a real difference. Together we can mitigate the damage.
You will forgive my hollow laughter. That’s it. That’s the scale of their ambition. I think this email tells me more about how the election is going in the US than any opinion poll.