Pod – I agree with much of your analysis except in one very, very, very important regard: The American people embraced the party of cut and run — oops, sorry “responsible redeployment” — during a war. That’s really, really, really bad. The Dems can’t do too much else to screw things up between now and ‘08 when the voters and the GOP will get a do-over. But, on the war(s) — still the most important issue — this is just a terrible, terrible message. It needn’t be if the Dems act like grown-ups. But who around here wants to stake everything on that possibility?