With a growing number of Republicans now echoing Democratic criticisms of the war, Republican strategists will have a harder time making the election a referendum on whether the United States should “cut and run” from Iraq, the administration’s typical characterization of the Democrats’ view.
Every member of the House and Senate Democratic leadership want to cut and run.
Every member of the Housae and Senate GOP leadership support staying until the Iraqi Army and security forces can guarantee the freely-elected government’s survival and stability.
But E.J. boldly asserts it will be tough for the GOP to make this a referendum on victory versus vulnerability, which tells me that he –and his Democratic colleagues– are very much afraid that this is exactly what November has already become and will remain.