My sincere thanks go out to the denizens of the blogophere for all the kind comments that have come in over the past few days-they are greatly appreciated. I think I will wait on the long Dad post until my thoughts are better collected.
But despite our grief, life moves on…and the strangest things happen.
Bottom line on the race from the 9.18.2008 Cook Report:
VA-10 Frank Wolf Likely Republican to Solid Republican
Democratic former Georgetown dean and 2006 nominee Judy Feder is well-funded, but would need a very serious Obama tailwind to lift her into a competitive race with Wolf, who is well-established in the hyper-expensive DC media market. Plenty of new voters will be headed to the polls in this fast-growing district, but Feder is having difficulty painting Wolf as a Bush lackey.
Looks like despite the money, Ms. Feder is losing steam-which would explain her rush to get less than specutacular commercials on television in order to establish presence.
Surprisingly enough all those folks at RK who trumpeted Ms. Feder’s move to the “likely” category are completely silent on the race moving back into the “solid” category.
I realize this is all inside baseball. However, my instinct is that the Feder effort is losing momentum…which means only one thing…they are going to throw some huge kitchen sink at Congressman Wolf in an effort to unbalance the race. The charge will have little or no real significance, but I bet you that desperation is about to raise its ugly head at the Feder HQ…and when that happens this race will get ugly.