It's official. Mitt Romney is toast and the Senate's a lock for the Dems. How do we know these are sure things? Because yesterday Newt Gingrich predicted that Romney will win by "over 300 electoral votes and the Republicans will pick up the Senate."
In other deranged GOP news, National Review Online, without even a whisper of shame or any clarification whatsoever, reports that "Senator John McCain blasted Colin Powell this morning in an interview" with NRO, saying "Powell 'got us into Iraq.' "
Meanwhile, the South Dakota Republican Party is running a reelection ad for Rep. Kristi Noem based almost entirely on the immensely damning fact that her Democratic opponent, Matt Varilek, is an educated man. I kid you not. A Daily Dish reader rather giddily notes that Varilek is only "5.7 [points] behind in the latest poll." I'd be suicidal.
And Mitt Romney has yet to denounce a perfectly typical Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate who adamantly believes that the all-mighty creator of the universe pauses on occasion to "intend" the pregnancy from a rape committed by a criminal on this, our planetary speck of dust on the outer edge of one remote galaxy among 100 billion or maybe even a trillion of them.
And that's the news from GOP world, perhaps the most bizarre little community in all of God's creation.