More bad news for McCain, again from an influential conservative republican who says McCain is ruining the party's chances for rebound: "There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him. ... "I could pile up the poll numbers here, but frankly . . . it's too depressing. You have to go back to the Watergate era to see numbers quite so horrible for the GOP. McCain's awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot. ... "The themes and messages that are galvanizing the crowds for Palin are bleeding Sens. John Sununu in New Hampshire, Gordon Smith in Oregon, Norm Coleman in Minnesota and Susan Collins in Maine. The Palin approach might have been expected to work better in more traditionally conservative states such as Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, but they have not worked well enough to compensate for the weak Republican economic message at a moment of global financial crisis. Result: the certain loss of John Warner's Senate seat in Virginia, the probable loss of Elizabeth Dole's in North Carolina, an unexpectedly tough fight for Saxby Chambliss's in Georgia -- and an apparent GOP surrender in Colorado, where it looks as if the National Republican Senatorial Committee has already pulled its ads from the air." This is from an op-ed piece today called "Not Even Close: Sorry, Senator, Let's Salvage What We Can" by a former speech-writer for G.W. Bush, David Frum. Frum is now a spokesman for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, saying aloud what many republicans are saying in private. What amazes me is the disloyalty this shows in McCain & Palin toward their own party. Is that what "maverick" means? You care only about yourself, and don't worry about the damage you do to others? How in the world can they not be concerned about costing other members of the GOP their jobs & seats in congress?? What is going on with McCain???