Do you know how it could be worse? Senate Republican could screw up the Kavanaugh appointment and get the entire Republican base blindingly angry at them right before the election.
Right now, the Democrats are fired with enthusiasm, while the GOP is hanging on until it’s fired. Volunteers are scarce. You can’t even get Republicans to man the phones or throw candy at parades for candidates. It’s as if, when Trump won in 2016, everyone just assumed that Making America Great Again will happen by finding the right celebrity apprentice to sell hot dogs on the corner. (I think that was an actual episode.)
Meanwhile, the Democrats are rallying, ignoring the nine arrests for Bryce and ignoring how Baldwin let veterans down at the Tomah VA hospital. The Democrats don’t care. They’ve adopted the other Lombardi slogan (whether he actually said it or not), “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
We’re seeing it in the Marquette Poll, too. Only 64 percent of Republicans are very enthusiastic about voting compared to 75 percent of Democrats who are really enthusiastic. Dr. Charles Franklin, who runs the poll, says this number bounces up and down, but Democrats have been up more often than not and their enthusiasm is up at the right time.