Great post, thanks. Concerning the filibuster, what scares me the most is the gut feeling that the Repubs don't have 50 votes to support the Constitutional option even though a majority of the country (see Rasmussen) supports it. McCain, Hagel, Collins, Snowe, Chafee, and Graham will probably vote against it. This is why I fear that a compromise is imminent.
Graham is my Senator and a huge disappointment. I never expected to see his name included with Chafee, McCain, et al.