I just did a luncheon panel at the Brookings Institution. I was the only conservative in the room. On the panel: Michael Tomasky, Harold Meyerson, Tom Mann, Belle Sawhill, Peter Beinart and host E.J. Dionne. It was actually pretty interesting and everyone was quite nice to me, even though quite a few seemed to think I had two heads. What was particularly interesting: liberals and Democrats inside the Beltway feel pretty damn good about John Kerry’s chances.