Even if the Republicans win tomorrow - they are still losers: so says the AP:
"For Republicans, an election win of any size Tuesday would be a blessing. But victories in Virginia, New Jersey or elsewhere won't erase enormous obstacles the party faces heading into a 2010 when control of Congress and statehouses from coast to coast will be up for grabs.
It's been a tough few years for the . The party lost control of Congress in 2006 and then lost the in 2008 with three traditional Republican states — Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia — abandoning the party.
So even if political winds start blowing harder behind them and even if they can capitalize on Democratic missteps, Republicans still will have a long way to go over the next year because of their party's own fundamental problems — divisions over the path forward, the lack of a national leader and a shrinking base in a changing nation."
And so it begins. Repeat after me . . . Tuesday's elections mean nothing . . . they mean nothing, nothing I say . . . (that template, of course, works only if the Republicans win, otherwise the elections mean everything).