Heading into the elections, democrats face a president with historically low approval ratings, a dispirited republican congressional opposition, unprecedented advantages in fund raising and a rock star presidential candidate facing a 72 year old opponent who is despised by the base of his own party. Recipe for success? One would think, but leave it to the democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The democrats have hit on a winning formula. they hide the revolting lefties in the basement until after the election and run fake conservatives like Jim webb to fool voters into thinking they are voting for normal people instead of Nancy Pelosi/Maxine Waters clones. Apparently however the formula is breaking down. Perhaps the nomination of a confirmed marxist for president has loosed all restraints on the loony left wing of the party. Now they are all over the news advocating a hugo chavez strategy for the oil industry, eg nationalize it. They are so far out in loony land they don't even appreciate that reasonable people consider Chavez a dangerous nutcase, not a model for our energy policy. Watch this moron replying to Cavuto's incredulous question about the wisdom of emulating Chavez. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vhf...a.typepad.com/aotllc263/brainstorming100.html John McCain just got handed the election on a silver platter, if he can rouse himself off the couch and stop attacking his own supporters.