More New START–Prospects for Ratification Dimming

by Rich Lowry

Per Huff Po, Graham was down on the treaty’s prospects in the lame-duck as well:

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said, “If you really want to have a chance to ratify START, you better start over and do it in the next Congress because this lame duck has been poisoned.”

All of this means things are heading in the right direction. A friend following the debate closely e-mails:

Momentum is moving in the right direction, finally. Plus, the Republican leadership announcement [see McConnell below] gives cover to all who might have been nervous about opposing the Washington establishment by voting “no.”