I really wish you were right about 2006. Unfortunately here in Ohio our incumbent Senator DeWine (who had drifted moderate) lost to Leftist former hippie Sherrod Brown by 10 points and Ohio SecState Ken Blackwell (a wonderfully solid social, economic, and national security conservative) lost by over 20 points to worthless ‘rat Ted Strickland. It wasn’t one wing or the other wing that lost — the entire freaking bird was plucked cleaned by the stinking ‘rats.
I am very worried that we will not have Ohio in the red column in 2006 - regardless of who the Republican candidate is. That bothers me a lot, because without Ohio the past two elections would both have been lost.